Expectations of winning a state championship in football won't change for Micah Rice next season. But his uniform will.
Rice — who started as a sophomore for Archbishop Hoban in its Division II state final loss to Toledo Central Catholic last Thursday as part of a young defense expected to anchor the Knights next season — will be transferring to Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller.
Moeller, a traditional Division I power in Ohio, reached the state semifinals this year and spent a chunk of the regular season ranked No. 1 in the state.
Rice announced the decision Monday on Twitter, writing he will be transferring at the end of the current semester.
To prevent rumors I am announcing that at the end of this semester I will be transferring to Arch Bishop Moeller Cincinnati. Thanks to all teachers/staff that supported and believed in me at Hoban. I will miss you @MoellerFootball @LetsGoBigMoe @MoellerStrength pic.twitter.com/mFuTAsjcOf
— Micah Weapon X Rice (@MicahWeaponX) December 5, 2022
This past season, Rice started at defensive back for the Knights. He grabbed an interception in a state semifinal win over Massillon. He made two solo tackles in the state final loss to Toledo Central Catholic.
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This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Micah Rice transferring to Cincinnati Moeller from Hoban football