Rod Moore says return to Michigan football 'a possibility'

The starting safety for Michigan football could return for another senior following another standout campaign.

Nov. 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Mi., USA;
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Chip Trayanum (19) dodges
Nov. 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Mi., USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Chip Trayanum (19) dodges / Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch /
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The Michigan football win over Ohio State in November was clinched with an interception from Rod Moore on a play that will live on forever -- at least for Wolverines fans.

Moore, an Ohio native, has a career 3-0 record against the Buckeyes, which is fitting since Ohio State never offered the former three-star safety who committed to Michigan football as part of the 2021 recruiting class.

Moore made his first impact on the field in 2021 with a pass breakup against the Buckeyes in "The Game." He followed that up with four interceptions as a sophomore. This past season, Moore, who was injured for part of the season, finished with two interceptions in addition to 29 tackles, two passes defensed, and a tackle for loss.

One of those interceptions was the clincher against Ohio State. The talented defensive back is just one Michigan football player with an NFL draft decision to make. J.J. McCarthy is another and those guys aren't alone.

Moore addressed his future with Michigan football on Thursday as players met with the media and said a return for the 2024 season was possible (Via The Wolverine.com).

“It is a possibility. I’ve thought about it a little bit, but I just really want to focus on what’s going on right now, especially this game that’s coming up. I don’t want to cloud my mind with my personal future. I just want to do what I want to be able to do for this team at the time being.”

Moore sounds like a lot like J.J. McCarthy who has said he's focused on Alabama and hasn't even thought about the NFL draft. Moore said some other players have made up their minds about next season, but that many others will have decisions to make.

“I think some guys are already set on leaving because they already know what they’re going to be able to do,” Moore said. “But some guys are in the same boat as me.”

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