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The Final Cockdown: Chris Moody

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We thought he was transferring, then he came back. We think he’s here for good. Well, at least one more season.

NCAA Football: Furman at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Moody

RS Senior
Defensive Back
6-1 / 220 lbs.
McDonough, GA

Recruitment

Considered a three-star recruit, the McDonough, GA native was originally committed to Vanderbilt, albeit for eight days, before South Carolina came on strong for him and decided to flip to the Gamecocks.

A three-position high school stand-out, the ATH was considered the 55th best for his class.

College Career

We’ll start with the recent. The fifth-year player who walked out on the team in the final game of the season, was set to transfer in light of an on-going coaching search. We’re kinda surprised he’s still on the team, but the players and new staff seem to be happy he is.

While it hasn’t been the most illustrious career as a Gamecock, Moody brings with him three years of experience, a sought after commodity in bare secondary cupboard.

The redshirt senior has 48 career tackles and seven starts to go along with playing time in 37 contests with most of his production coming as a redshirt sophomore in 2014.

2016 Outlook

Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson need guys in the secondary, or else they might try to suit-up themselves (who knows they probably have already in practice), so it’s a good thing Moody’s back on the roster.

He was listed as second-string safety entering the fall, and has been one of the relatively quieter players since camp commenced. He may not start, but on a likely safety by committee approach, he’ll play and has much to offer a unit that hasn’t wowed the past two seasons.