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Jakai Moore bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
Offensive lineman who will compete for a starting position… has the ability to play either the left or right tackle… has appeared in 20 games, making 11 starts… has made seven career starts at left tackle and four at right tackle.
2021 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Sat out spring ball after undergoing surgery for turf toe on his left foot… appeared in nine games, making three starts… earned starts at left tackle against Georgia, Kentucky and Troy… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2020 (Redshirt Freshman)
Second-year player who appeared in eight games making six starts… started each of the first two games (Tennessee and Florida) at right tackle… came off the bench to play in two of the next four contests… moved to left tackle and started the final four games (Ole Miss, Missouri, Georgia and Kentucky) at that position… helped pave the way for Kevin Harris to become Carolina’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2013… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
True freshman offensive lineman… saw action in three games, making a pair of starts, but retained the year of eligibility… saw his first collegiate action in the win over Charleston Southern… got the starting nod at right tackle against Vanderbilt following injuries to Dylan Wonnum and Jaylen Nichols… also made the start at right tackle in the season finale against Clemson… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Was a dual-sport athlete at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Va., graduating in 2019… led the Pioneers to a 7-4 record as a senior… earned 6A all-region honors as a senior while helping his team to the playoffs… coached by Brud Bicknell… also played basketball and was the 2016-17 Manassas Park Basketball Player of the Year after averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds… rated as the 13th-best player in Virginia, the 29th-best offensive guard in the country and No. 503 overall, according to 247Sports Composite.
Jakai D. Moore was born Dec. 26, 2000… is a sport and entertainment management major.