Ohio State Misses Chance for Revenge As Purdue Star Receiver Rondale Moore Opts Out of 2020 Season

By Kevin Harrish on August 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Rondale Moore Opting Out
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Ohio State won't have the chance to avenge what Rondale Moore did to the Buckeyes in 2018 as Purdue's star receiver has decided to opt out of the 2020 college football season to prepare for the NFL Draft.

Moore played just four games last season due to injury, but established himself as one of the nation's top playmakers as just a true freshman, finishing the season with 114 catches for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns as well as 21 carries for 213 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Perhaps the most impressive game of his career came against the Buckeyes in 2018 when he finished with 12 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead Purdue to a lopsided 49-20 win over the top-ranked Buckeyes.

Unlike most other opt-outs, Moore's draft status is more up in the air due to his lack of game tape, but with strong predraft workouts, the electric playmaker is still a potential first-round pick, as he's been projected in multiple mock drafts.

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