Last weekend's season opener produced some big results for Conway (S.C.) athlete Mykal Moody and showed why several BCS programs are hot on his trail, including Joker Phillips' Kentucky Wildcats.
Moody played only one half in Conway's 49-25 romp over Georgetown, but completed 10 of 12 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 43 yards before watching the reserves take over in the second half.
"It was a good start," Moody said. "I would have liked to play the whole game, but I understand why the coaches have to do that."
Moody (5-11, 180, 4.5) has drawn many comparisons to former UK standout Randall Cobb. He's a versatile athlete who could play some quarterback, receiver or maybe even defensive back on the next level.
Kentucky has not told him which position he may fit best, but Moody likes the overall pitch.
"They're saying it could be any of those positions, but the main thing I like is they think I could come in and make an impact right away no matter where I play," Moody said. "That's a big part of why I like them. There's a great chance to go there and play early in an SEC program that could really use my help. It's definitely a plus for them."
The Wildcats have another advantage when it comes to Moody. Fellow Myrtle Beach area standout T.J. Jones, who signed with UK in February and is currently on campus, frequently speaks to his old friend about the program.
"I talk to T.J. about every day," Moody said. "He tells me he loves it up there, and that he thinks it would be a great fit for me. He said I would love the players and coaches and how it's a big family."
Kentucky has some good competition for Moody, who is also strongly considering official visits to Ole Miss and Marshall.
"The other two (visits) are up in the air," he said. "Maybe N.C. State. Some schools, like Auburn, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Miami, say they'll be keeping an eye on my first three or four games this season. Something could happen with some of those, so I'm just keeping my options open."
Moody said he does not claim a leader among the schools on his current list. "I'm just trying to focus on our season right now, me having a great year and leading our team."
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