Moody talks about his FSU visit

This weekend Florida State hosted 4 of their commitments for official visits. One of those was 3-star safety Nick Moody from Philadelphia, PA. NoleDigest caught up with the standout to talk about his visit, the shoulder injury he had in the early part of his season and his thoughts on FSU overall.

It's not a common occurrence that a school has 4 individual commitments at one time making their official visits. For Nick that made it a good time and an experience he enjoyed. He said, "The visit went well. I had a good visit and good time hanging out with these guys. Man, LaGarrette (Blount) is a big running back. We all got along really well."

When asked to talk about some of the things that stood out about the visit, Nick stated that even though people had gone home for the holidays the atmosphere was great. "I liked the atmosphere the most. Even though a lot of people had gone home for Christmas I still had fun and went out to a few places. We toured the campus, met with Coach Bowden and Coach Andrews and watched the practice. We also met up with the academic staff. Overall, it was a great experience," stated Moody.

Myron Rolle has become the ace host for the Noles, much like Leon Washington and Lorenzo Booker before him. For Nick having Myron as his host was a pleasure. He said, "Myron was my host. We're from around the same area and we know a lot of the same people. When I came here in the Spring I spent time with him. We get compared to each other because we're the same size and we're physical players. But I had a good time with him and he showed me around."

Maybe the thing that stood out to Nick the most was meeting with the coaches and watching practice. He said, "My mom and I met with Coach Bowden and Coach Andrews. That was nice as always. We never really talk about football when we meet; just more about life. My mom enjoyed it too. I liked the pace of the practice. It was fast paced. I payed a lot of attention to the safeties because that is what I'm coming in as. I plan on staying there unless I get bigger. Right now I am 217 pounds."

Nick stated that his senior season was a success as his Roman Catholic team won the league championship. One aspect that put a damper on his senior season was the shoulder injury he sustained in the pre-season. He explains, "I dislocated my shoulder in the pre-season and I missed a few games early. During the year it popped out a couple times. I am having surgery on it next month. I think it'll be okay after 4-5 months of rehab so when I get to FSU in June I should be ready to go. Winning the league title was great because we beat a team that beat us up early and hadn't lost a league game in 7 years."

Overall the visit was a great time for Nick and it was an experience he says he won't forget. "I'd rate this visit a 10. It was perfect. I really cannot imagine how it is here when everyone is here. I just want to get this shoulder injury fixed and get that worked out. I don't plan on redshirting when I get here. I've been told I'll be playing special teams and I'll be in the safety rotation. I plan on working on my speed and agility during rehab. I'm excited to get to FSU and I'm ready to go," said Moody.

Nick is a vital cog to this class as he is a talented safety who can come up in run support and has the ability to make an impact in pass coverage. For a safety his size he can really move. He has the frame to add on more good weight, so in the future he may make the move to linebacker. But he is coming to FSU in the summer as a safety, and hopes to provide depth that the team is sorely lacking at that spot.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Nick and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.


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