Dream School Becomes Reality for Moore

Jeremy Moore, a 6'3", 180 pound wide receiver out of Austin, TX, fulfilled a long-time wish last Saturday when he pledged to become a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. Jeremy became a Tech fan as a kid but his mother told him there was only one way he was going to get to go to that school – to earn a full football scholarship. He was offered on Saturday over the phone and committed on the spot.

Jeremy Moore had always wanted to be a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. A couple of weeks ago at Tech's high school passing camp, he performed well enough to eventually get the offer he was looking for. He wasted little time securing that offer from Tech coaches.

"I've always really wanted to come to Tech," said Moore. "I told my mother that's where I was going to go when I was little. She didn't think so because she wanted me to go to school in Texas. She was like, ‘The only way you can go to Georgia Tech is if you get a full scholarship.' And I was like, ‘okay, I'll get a full scholarship' and God blessed me to go up there."

His performance at Tech's recent passing camp and subsequent coaches' evaluations made it possible for Moore to end up at Tech.

"I did well and they liked what they saw," said Moore. "They talked to me about offering me but it might be a while before they'd do it but it came sooner than I thought."

One television appearance, and he couldn't recall exactly which game, was enough to make Jeremy fall in love with Tech. He liked the way the team played on offense and thought they had great players and were well coached.

"I saw them play on TV one time when I was young and I fell in love with them," said Moore. "Then I did a little research on the computer about the school and what I want to major in and then my sister has been up there for about five year. I went on the tour and I just liked it and felt like that was the place I needed to be."

Jeremy was fortunate to make his move toward Tech when he did considering the numbers they are expecting to take at the position.

"They're only recruiting one wide receiver in my class and I'm that receiver," said Moore. "So, when I do get the opportunity to get on the field then I'll be the go-to guy."

He was humbled by the thought of being the only WR taken this year. "It was a great feeling because there are so many athletes in the world and I was blessed enough to be that one."

When offered Moore committed immediately and spoke with the Tech coaches he had gotten to know. "I first called Coach (Todd) Spencer, then I called Coach (Paul) Johnson and then I called Coach (Buzz) Preston," said Moore. "I think it was right after the camp around 10."

During the passing camp a couple of weeks ago Jeremy was clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and jumped 37 inches in the vertical leap test.

Jeremy was asked was he was looking forward to doing when he got to Tech. "I want to major in Mechanical Engineering and play on the field."

Moore also plays basketball and runs track but football is his favorite sport. He plays only on offense at this point in his career and racked up 8 touchdowns last year on 18 receptions for 300 yards in a spread offense.

His team came up just short in the third round of the Texas 4-A playoffs last season after suffering a heart-breaking double overtime loss by a field goal.

Jeremy passed up on offers from New Mexico, Utah, and UTEP to play for GT.

This picture when sent in was titled "puttn em on skates" and you can see why!


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