San Francisco Two Sport Athlete Likes BYU

An Archbishop Riordan High School prospect doubles as both a cornerback and track athlete in the city by the bay. He is looking for a place to play and would not mind it in the least bit if BYU started recruiting him.

Track and football athlete Marco Moon, who is not LDS, feels he would be a good fit for the Cougars of BYU and has been looking into the Cougar program from afar.

"I know they're a really good school and they have a good sports program, and their standards wouldn't be a problem for me," Moon said.

Coming from the same high school that gave BYU linebacker and honor code casualty Billy Turner, cornerback and safety prospect Moon is looking for a good college to continue his sports career.

"Just to let you know I'm a senior [graduating] this year," said Moon. "I can play corner and I've played safety the past two year. I also played linebacker even though I was kind of underweight.

"I'm six foot and 170. I've got a 6'5" foot wing span and I bench 185 ten times, and the last time I did my forty time [junior season] I was tested at a 4.6 but I'm a lot faster now. My vertical is 32 inches and I haven't done a shuttle."

Only playing eight games, Moon was still able to put up some decent stats last year.

"I only played 8 games this year because I ran track and my [football] coach didn't like my track coach that I ran track for, so because I ran track he kind of suspended me a game or two," said Moon. "At first I wasn't playing to my potential and so he didn't let me play one game until I started playing like I did in practice."

Having turned his focus back to football, Moon got himself back on track on the gridiron.

"This last season in the 8 games I played in I had 62 solo tackles, 29 assisted and 91 total tackles," Moon recounted. "I had 14 tackles for a loss of a total of 37 yards, and I was the leading tackler on my team. I had 1 sack for seven yards and I had 2 interceptions for a total of 30 return yards. I had 8 pass deflections and 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries for 20 yards and 1 touchdown.

"During my junior year I had 4 interceptions and about 15 pass deflections. I don't remember how many tackles I had, but I think I had 4 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles."

During the time he participated in track, Moon put up some decent track numbers.

"For track right now I'm forth in the state for the triple jump," he said. "I jump 47.8 and I got MVP of the team this year. I think I'm second in the Bay area to someone who is first in the nation. I do the 110 hurdles and my fastest time was a 15.24 and for the 300 hurdles my fastest time was a 39.89 and I qualified for CCS and I'll be going on Saturday. For the 400 split for 4x4 I ran a 50.5 and for the 4x2 split I ran a 22.7 time. I was timed at a track meet in Arcadia in the 30 meters at a 3.88."

With a current GPA of 2.9 and 1000 on his SAT, Moon is waiting for that elusive college scholarship offer.

"I haven't been offered yet," Moon said. "My coaches said I should probably go to SFCC because they said I'm kind of small, but I don't want to go there because they're a junior college even thought they're one of the better junior colleges in the nation. I'm looking for a four year college I can go to that's a good college that I can play corner back or safety for or even run track."

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