…because Sio Moore, the 6-2, 215-pound tailback/linebacker who made double news by committing to UConn and deciding to transfer to West Haven from Apex, N.C. in the exact same July week, has decided to move back to his home in North Carolina, where he starred as a sophomore and junior.
According to West Haven athletic director Jon Capone in our article published Wednesday (UConn recruit leaves West Haven to go back to North Carolina) Moore spent the first two days of football practice at West Haven, before a personal family matter at his new home made the young man believe he would be better off in North Carolina after all.
Apex coaches are apparently trying to get Moore, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior who was recruited to play linebacker at UConn, cleared to play in Apex’s third game of the season this coming Friday.
(Incidentally, how is North Carolina heading into Week 3, while Connecticut is three weeks away from Week 1? This upsets me. Get with it Connecticut).
This is relatively blow for West Haven, which was hoping to use Moore to replace graduated tailback James Alford. From what I heard Moore was bigger, stronger, faster…. better than Alford.
Now, Eddie McCarthy and the Westies are left standing alone at the altar.
Of course, it’s not as if they were planning to have this kid in the first place. He kind of just fell in their lap.
After this brief flirtation, which lasted just two months, the Westies’ coaching staff can get back to finding a new ball carrier before that Sept. 14 clash with rival Shelton at Ken Strong Stadium.
Of primary interest is getting Gerald Holloman–who tore his ACL during last basketball season–back healthy and ready to play.
Boy, the balance of power has certainly swung back Shelton’s way for that Week 1 matchup, hasn’t it?
West Haven was likely a top 5 pick in the poll with Moore. Once this news gets out to the voters, they figure to drop to at least the bottom 5, if not lower.
Some teams would love to have their problems.