LSU Football: Tigers sophomore is playing much bigger in 2021

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LSU football fans may not recognize sophomore wide receiver Koy Moore when the Tigers take the field against UCLA on September 4.

That’s because Moore is playing at a much bigger size in 2021 than he did as a true freshman in 2020.

Rivals LSU reporter Julie Boudwin reported this week that Moore weighs around 200 lbs now.

Moore weighed 172 lbs when he signed with the Tigers during the 2020 recruiting cycle, according to his 247Sports recruiting profile.

The Metairie, LA native, who was rated as the No. 50 wide receiver in the 2020 recruiting class, caught 22 passes for 177 yards as a true freshman last season. Playing at a bigger size will allow Moore to be more comfortable going over the middle while being a key target for sophomore quarterback Max Johnson.

Koy Moore isn’t the only LSU football player that’s added size

Moore isn’t the only sophomore that’s added significant weight while at LSU.

Sophomore tight end Kole Taylor has added over 20 pounds since arriving in Baton Rouge.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said on WWL this week that Taylor weighs 250 lbs now. He weighed 228 lbs when he signed with LSU.

Taylor didn’t see a lot of action in 2020 thanks to the presence of Arik Gilbert (Taylor started the final two games of the season after Gilbert’s opt-out).

With Gilbert off to Georgia, and Jalen Shead no longer with the team, it means Taylor should be the go-to guy for the Tigers in 2021.

Taylor was initially viewed as mainly a receiving threat when he signed with LSU. But now that he’s added significant weight, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him on the field more in blocking situations.

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The news out of LSU fall camp continues to be positive. We’ll see in less than a month if that translates to wins on the field.