“It was a great visit,” said Moon. “It was really fun. It was the first time getting up there. I got to meet all the coaches, so it was a good experience. I went to a hockey game the night before and then the Michigan State basketball game. It was a really, really good visit.”
One of the more prevalent topics of conversation was the position the 6-5, 270-pounder would play if he wound up in Ann Arbor.
“They think that probably in the long run I would be a tackle, but their tight end coach likes me a like. Coach Funk likes me a lot at tackle. So they said that is what they are figuring out right now what Coach Nussmeier wants me to be.”
“(Nussmeier) said, he was going to work more and more tight ends (into the offense). He said that he needed a big wide tight end that just smashes people downfield. And do the stick routes on the goal line. He had a pretty good plan for it.”
In addition to talking football Moon also spent time just getting to know his would-be coaches a lot better. The two that he interacted with the most were Funk and his primary recruiter Mark Smith. The Signal Mountain standout came away extremely impressed.
“(Funk) is a really, really great guy. I like him a lot. I think he is a great guy, but also look at who he has in the NFL Combine right now. He has got a first round draft pick and he is a great coach.”
“(Smith) is another great guy. I look forward to calling him whenever he is free. I really like talking to him and I spent a lot of time with him and his wife this weekend. They are just great people and I really like him.”
Before Moon left town the Wolverine brass did manage to discuss their current scholarship picture and how he fits into it. At the moment they’re still in the midst of evaluating him
“They are going to come to my spring practice,” said Moon. “They want me to come to their camp. They’ve seen my film and all that, but it was last year. They just want to see how I am in in pads and how I am with Coach Funk. In terms of an offer when it is going to happen.”
“I can’t look that far ahead in my schedule right now, but if it works I’d love to go back up there to camp.”
Some of Moon’s other suitors are extended similar invitations. Based on his decision timeline odds are he is going to take them up on their offers.
“I’ve talked to some more schools,” said Moon. “I visited Florida State this past weekend and they kind of said the same at Michigan. They want me to come to a spring practice and then go to camp and stuff. I’m just getting a lot of that kind of stuff. I’ll have to camp at a few places that I’m serious about this summer, but that’s not a problem.”
“If I had all the offers on the table that I’d like, I’d like to get it done before my senior year. If it doesn’t work out and I have to go into a little bit of the season, that’s fine but I’m definitely not waiting for signing day and all that.”
Regardless of when decision time comes Moon is fairly certain Michigan is a school that will receive heavy consideration.
“I don’t have a leader board right now, but Michigan is definitely up on my list,” he said. “I am very, very interested in them.”