Former New Albany standout Rondale Moore, a speedy slot back seeking a transfer to Louisville Trinity, has been ruled ineligible by the KHSAA and is appealing the decision, according to Trinity head coach Bob Beatty. He is not with the team during the preseason as a result.
“It’s not something we worry about,” Beatty said at Monday’s Metro Louisville high school football media day. “That’s between the KHSAA and his family. We coach what we have between the white lines, and he’s not with us right now.”
A 5-foot-8, 170-pound rising junior, Moore rushed for 688 yards (7.9 per carry) and caught 38 passes for 464 yards for the Bulldogs last season. Moore has nabbed offers from Kentucky, Indiana and Central Michigan since announcing his decision to transfer.
If Moore’s appeal were to fail, his only playing option would be to re-enroll at New Albany. An all-area first-team selection in 2015, Moore also won a state title as a member of the Bulldogs’ basketball team last season.
Rising sophomore defensive lineman Stephen Herron, also an ex-Bulldog, was ruled eligible last week and “will make a huge difference up front” for the Shamrocks this season, per Beatty.
“(Herron) will allow us to do some things from the back end of our defense with him up front,” Beatty said. “Looking forward to coaching him.”