Jeremiah Moon back from MSU, looking forward to Florida visit

Hoover, Alabama linebacker Jeremiah Moon has been committed to the Florida Gators since July and has stayed firm in his commitment. He also stayed firm to a promise he made Mississippi State that he was going to visit by seeing Starkville this past weekend. Moon got a good feel for what the Bulldogs have to offer, and is now ready for his Gator official.

Moon says that Florida and Mississippi State are really the only two teams that are really after him at this point. On Friday he took an official visit to MSU and they rolled out the red carpet.

“It went very well,” Moon said of visiting head coach Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs. “It definitely opened my eyes to a lot of things you don’t see on an unofficial visit.”

 It was the people that he liked and that’s why he likely kept his promise of coming back for a visit.

“All of the players were welcoming and I went to the school of business and was impressed with that,” Moon said. “I just had a good time. I think the hospitality stood out the most.”

If anything, he took away the fact that he is a wanted man in Starkville.

“I just had a great time and I could feel that they want me,” he said. “They have been recruiting me for three years now.”

Moon has no planned visits for this weekend and will visit Florida on the last recruiting weekend of the cycle, starting Friday January 29. He has an idea of what he is looking for.

“I saw one of the schools and I have been driven around the campus a bit and I’ve seen the stadium,” he said. “I am looking to see more of where I would be staying and what the guys think about the program.”

Florida head coach Jim McElwain made his in-home visit with Moon last Thursday and Moon says the trip was all about just getting to know him better and with what is going on.  

“Coach McElwain and Coach Collins came by last Thursday,” he said. “They got me at home and we just sat around and ate and he asked about how I was doing. We talked football a little bit, but it was mainly about what has been going on around here and what they’ve been doing recruiting wise and stuff like that.”

Florida senior linebacker Jarrad Davis just announced that he will be returning for his last year and although Moon didn’t know that was the case, he loves the fact there will be someone around he can learn from.

“I didn’t see it, but that’s good,” he said of Davis’ announcement. “He’s a big part of the defense and he brings experience, so I’d probably learn from him and get good guidance”

Florida’s message to Moon is quite clear.  

“They need linebackers and say that I am a good kid that gets work done and I have the capabilities to be a good player for the program,” he said. “They like my range.”

The visit to Starkville was nice, but Moon is pretty sure on where he stands in this recruiting world.

“I am still solid to Florida,” he said. “Mississippi State just opened my eyes with what they had to offer.”

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