Jeremiah Moon has been a prospect of defensive coordinator Geoff Collins for a while now, even before he came to Florida as the coordinator at Mississippi State. The knowledge of what Collins did with Bulldogs meant he knew what to expect when the man got to Florida.
“Coach Collins is doing a great job,” Moon, Florida’s highest rated linebacker commit said shortly after the Gators took care of business in a 38-10 win over Ole Miss Saturday night. “I knew in my heart from the start of the season he would… from Mississippi State and getting to know him, and how much energy he brings to the team, I just knew he would do a great job.”
As far as why Moon is a guy that belongs in the Florida defense?
“They are a fast defense, quick defense, and they use their speed to make plays,” he said. “I think I would be a good fit.”
He also knows all about the lack of depth at the linebacker position and what it means for his chances to get on the field early and often.
“It means a lot, it could mean playing time,” he said about the depth. “You always have to come in and work hard to earn your spot, but good things will come. You just have to make the right decision for you.”
Moon was part of the contingent of prospects that were sitting in the south end zone and witnessing a slaughter that no one expected.
“It was great, we were all dancing and acting wild,” he said of the area with the prospects. “A great time.”
As much as he would like to get to Gainesville early, moon is one prospect that will have to wait because his high school doesn’t allow students to leave school early and enroll in college in January. He also thinks his official visit to Florida will come sometime after November.
“I am pretty sure after the season,” he said of the official visit. “Hoover doesn’t allow me (to enroll early), so I will be here in June.”