Four-Star Florida Pledge Jeremiah Moon Plans Officials

Florida commit four-star linebacker Jeremiah Moon is set to return to Gainesville. But is there another SEC school in the mix?

Jeremiah Moon committed to Florida in July, and his love and appreciation for the program has only grown. 

"My relationship with the coaches and the commits have gotten a lot stronger," said the four-star linebacker from Hoover, Alabama. "I think I’ve made the right decision."

Since his pledge Moon has remained in contact with not only Head Coach Jim McElwain, but with co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Randy Shannon and defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. 

"Coach McElwain just tells me to get ready to work because I have a good chance," he said.  "So I have to keep working down here until I am ready to enroll." 

Moon might not be in enrolling in January, however, he will be in Gainesville this month. 

"I’m taking my official at the end of this month on the weekend of the 29th with a lot of guys from Alabama."

There are a few things Moon is eager to see on his trip back to the Sunshine State. 

 "Definitely where I would be staying, because I haven’t seen that yet, and also getting to know the family over there," he said. "Just a chance to become closer with everybody and then going out with the guys to ask what really goes on, and what they really think about the coaches."

Like many other commits, Moon was also busy this past week watching the Gators in the Citrus bowl. Despite the result against Michigan, the 2016 commit was impressed with McElwain's men. 

"They had a great season. They weren’t meant to go 10-4 from what everyone was saying before the year," he said.  "I think Coach McElwain did a good job with the players and the players did a good job of buying in with what he was saying." 

It was also a chance for Moon to really visualize himself in a Gators' uniform. 

"I don’t know what position I will be playing if it’s rush or I’ll be playing standing linebacker, but whenever I watch a game, I’ll just pick a player on the field and picture that it's me."

Although he reiterates several times he is a solid commit to Florida, he is planning one more official this month. 

"I’m going to Mississippi State on the weekend of the 15th. "I am pretty solid to Florida, I just built a relationship with the coaches (at Mississippi State), and I played with most of the guys on the roster from Alabama. I know a lot of people down there, and I visited there for four years now since they first offered me. They are still there. I wouldn’t want to close the door on anybody."

In the end he is simpley ready for the next stage of his life. 

"I am just ready to work and get down there (to Gainesville) and compete and play with the best in the country."


Fightin Gators Top Stories