Lincoln Standout Favors UM

This talented prospect comes from one of the state's top football factories and he's favoring Miami. Read on to find out why, which other schools are involved, and how close he might be to becoming the second Trojan in as many years to ink with Miami.

At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln standout punter Brent Moody is having an excellent season this year.

In helping his team to a 6-0-1 record and a Top 10 national ranking in some publications, Moody has been outstanding puting the football this season. While averaging 46.9 yards per punt, he's also placed 12 of his 18 kicks inside the 20-yard line. His season-long is 61 yards.

Moody said he doesn't do kickoffs because his team is loaded with kickers.

"We're real deep with kickers and punters," he said. "We have three or four guys battling it out. I don't do kickoffs now for our team but I definitely could if I practiced it. I'm purely a punter for Lincoln but I could definitely do kickoffs in college if needed."

Moody, a full academic qualifier, said he recently made a trip down to Miami to watch the Hurricanes take on Florida State.

"That was a great game," he said. "It had a great finish and I had a lot of fun there."

The talented punter said he's spoken to UM special teams coach Don Soldinger.

"I've talked to Coach Soldinger about the possibility of going to Miami," he said. "I think they were waiting to see what happened with Eric Wilbur and since he committed, I guess they're looking to get someone else. I'm just hoping I play well enough to get a chance because I'd love to play at Miami."

Moody, who said the other school he's looking closely at is Georgia, said he felt comfortable when around the Miami team.

"It's hard to explain," he said. "But it's like Miami was non-intimidating. Whenever I'm around Florida State, that's how I feel, but it wasn't that way at Miami. I felt real comfortable around the team."

Moody, one of the state's top punters, appears to be competing with Brian Monroe and C.J. Koegel for the scholarship offer that UM coaches will give to a punter.

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