UM Among Those Coveting Va Tech LB Commit

Michigan's desire to add another linebacker to the fold in 2013 has become abundantly clear in recent weeks, and the coaching staff in Ann Arbor is leaving no stone unturned in its attempt to find the right fit. One of the newest prospects in the Wolverines' crosshairs is Elizabeth City (NC) Northeastern LB, Jamieon Moss. 

Jamieon Moss has been a Virginia Tech commitment since June, but 6-3, 210 lb. linebacker prospect has made no bones about his desire to take official visits.  Michigan is making a strong push to get on that list.

“I don’t even know how (Michigan) even knew my name,” a surprised Moss stated.  “They offered me a scholarship a few days ago.  They just left (my house) actually (Thursday).  One of the recruiting coaches, Coach Montgomery, came to see my parents.  He is a cool guy.”

“With Michigan we’re talking about (visiting) December 14th, but I don’t know for sure.  (It might come down to) if my parents can get up there too.”

It’s obvious that Moss is still trying to process the sudden onslaught of attention.  Michigan, it turns out, isn’t the only school turning up the heat on the Tar Heel State star.

“I’m interested (in Michigan), but then again, I’m still committed to Virginia Tech,” he said.  “I’ve still been getting interest North Carolina State, Wake Forest… I heard Alabama was calling my dad asking me for a visit.  Florida State is showing interest too.  I don’t even know right now (which schools will receive official visits).” 

That could become a little tougher to figure out once Moss’ once his senior film makes the rounds.  The phone just might start ringing off the hook for a player’s Michael Clark saw as a true defensive force this season.

“Jamieon Moss had one of the best seasons of any player in North Carolina this year,” Clark said.  “Moss played at a high level all season, registering 170 total tackles. Although, Northeastern’s defense struggled against Tarboro (in a playoff loss), he was one of the bright spots for the Eagles.”

“Physically, there is a lot to like about Moss. He also has a high football I.Q. and plays under control. Moss is a long, lean prospect. He runs extremely well and does a nice job of diagnosing plays as soon as the ball is snapped. Along with his speed, his long strides give him tremendous range and he can cover a lot of ground quickly. He is also relentless and has a non-stop motor.”

Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine for more on Moss in the coming days and weeks.

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