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South Carolina LB Skai Moore to consult with family, wait out coaching choice before making NFL Draft decision

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The junior has been a strong performer for the Gamecocks thus far, and is now weighing his options.

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With the season concluded for the South Carolina Gamecocks, one of the primary questions will center on whether the team's draft-eligible players will return for 2016 or make the decision to declare for the NFL Draft. One of those players is linebacker Skai Moore. After the loss to Clemson, Moore told reporters that he would talk to his family before announcing his status for next year, however, the final decision on who the coach in 2016 will be - whether it's Shawn Elliott or someone else - will play into that as well, he added.

If he leaves, Moore will depart as one of the defense's key contributors during both the high times of 2013 and the lows of this 2015 campaign. Having played in every game but one during his time in Columbia, Moore currently stands at 260 career tackles; his 111 this year is the most since current New York Giants LB Jasper Brinkley notched 107 nine years ago. He has been the team's leader in stops every year since stepping on campus as a freshman in 2013. Moore has also recorded seven interceptions, including four this year and in 2013 - leading the way in picks both years - and was tops on the squad in tackles for loss (6.5) this season, a half TFL better than Darius English.