Big-Time Junior LB Has Auburn In Top Two

Hoover LB Jeremiah Moon talks recruiting, what he likes about Auburn, and more.

Hoover, Ala.--Expected to be one of the top players in Alabama for the 2016 recruiting class, athletic outside linebacker Jeremiah Moon already has offers from Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and UAB. Taking in a game last week in Starkville and seeing Auburn earlier in the season, Moon said he’s still taking things slowly at the moment with a long time to go before he has to make a decision.

“I’ve been keeping in touch with al lot of the schools,” Moon said. “I know Coach (Brent) Pry from Penn State has been sending me some letters. Coach (Ellis) Johnson has been sending me some letters. Coach (Charles) Bankins from Vandy has been sending me some letters. I’m receiving some love from some schools.”

That love is only going to grow as teams get to see more of the 6-4, 200 linebacker in action this fall. Always impressive because of his range and ability to play in space, Moon has picked things up in the physicality department as well, something he said was a goal heading into the 2014 season.

““I’m a lot more comfortable from this time last year then to our spring game to now,” Moon said. “I have gotten much better and more relaxed in the game environment. I have gained a little bit of weight since last year so that has definitely helped me take on blockers.”

With schools such as Penn State and Vanderbilt perhaps getting closer to offering Moon, he currently has Auburn and Mississippi State at the top of his list. This weekend they will square off in one of the biggest games in college football this year, making for an interesting viewing time for the junior.

“It’s just their coaching and what they’ve got going on,” Moon said of why the SEC Western Division opponents are at the top for him. “they’re both having great seasons. They’ve both gotten a lot better over the past year. They’re doing great.”

Auburn’s improvement on defense has been apparent since the Tigers stepped on the field this fall. Under the guidance of second-year coordinator Ellis Johnson, Auburn’s defense is performing at a very high level and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Moon.

“”They’ve done much better,” Moon said. “Coach Johnson is doing a wonderful job with them. It’s always fun to watch them play.”

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