South Carolina fans, he’s back.
Skai Moore will return to the Gamecocks for his senior season, the linebacker announced via Instagram Thursday morning.
The junior had toyed with the notion of entering the 2016 NFL Draft, but changed his mind after meeting with his family and talking it over with first-year South Carolina coach Will Muschamp.
“After talking with my family about this big decision, I feel it’s only right to go back to school and finish what I started!” Moore wrote. “I can’t wait to be in front of one of the best fans in the nation next year? Ready to give y’all all I got one more round! Y’all ready?”
“I think Skai made a mature decision to come back to the University of South Carolina,” Muschamp said in a press release. “He took all the information we gathered for him and decided it was in his best interest to return to school for his senior year. I’m excited about coaching him.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Moore’s future remained up in the air after multiple conversations with Muschamp.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker has led South Carolina in tackles each of the last three seasons. That includes 110 tackles in 2015, the most by a Gamecocks defender since Jonathan Martin had 122 back in 2002.
Moore also led the Gamecocks in interceptions in 2015 and 2013.