Jeff Brohm looking into Rondale Moore's potential interest in returning to Purdue
Before the B1G made the decision to postpone the 2020 fall football season, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore made the difficult choice to opt out. Instead of suiting up another year for the Boilermakers, the Boilermakers star would focus on the NFL Draft.
Even though Moore made his decision before the league postponed the season, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm plans to ask Moore if he has interest in playing this fall knowing that the 2020 season is back on. Mike Carmin of the Journal & Courier reported on the head coach’s comment on Wednesday.
#Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said he'll look into seeing if WR Rondale Moore is interested in opting back in
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) September 16, 2020
“Given the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in, the best choice for my family and I is to opt out of the upcoming season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft,” Moore wrote on Twitter in August. “This is a bittersweet decision because I always assumed I had more great moments at Ross-Ade Stadium ahead of me, and I will greatly miss the entire community. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude.”
As a true freshman, Moore busted on to the college football season in his first game, accounting for 313 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Purdue’s season opener against Northwestern in 2018. He continued to gain steam as the season moved along.
By the end of the year, Moore finished the season with 1,258 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 114 receptions. He accounted for 2,215 all-purpose yards and 14 total scores in 13 contests. He was named the B1G Freshman of the Year, the B1G Wide Receiver of the Year, and was a first-team All-B1G and All-American selection.
Because Moore made his decision before the B1G postponed, it seems unlikely that he’d have a change of heart. He’s such a talented player, though, Brohm would be silly not to at least inquire if the receiver has any interest in a return.