Moon Collects SEC Offer

Mississippi State's Billy Gonzales is waving the big maroon and white banner in his recruiting territory this year. The Bulldogs are being mentioned as an option for several of the state of Tennessee's top football prospects for the current signing class. A few days ago, Gonzales extended another offer to an east Tennessee product who's name is on the rise, Harrison Moon of Signal Mountain High.

Harrison Moon profile

"The offer from Mississippi State was a great offer," said Moon. "I am really excited about the offer and it's a good option to have."

The Bulldogs had been in touch with Moon a good bit before the formal offer was extended.

"I had been hearing from Coach (Billy) Gonzales and he told me he was going to come and watch me in practice," said Moon. "He came down and watched about half of practice.

"He was filming me and watching me do some drills.

"After practice, I saw on my phone that I had a message from him.

"He told me to call him and that he had some good news for me."

Moon reports that the offer from the Bulldogs was welcome news and he now has plans to visit Starkville.

"I would like to make it down there pretty soon, but if I don't have a chance to visit before camp then I will just see everything then," said Moon. "I am looking forward to getting down there to see what they have to offer."

Moon reports that the recruitment of another Bulldog target, quarterback Nick Tiano, may have an impact on his own college decision.

"Nick is my best friend in the world," said Moon. "He is literally the best person that I have ever met, adult or kid.

"I love his family and I am very close to all of them.

"It would be great to have the chance to play college football together."

The Bulldogs have Moon's attention, but there is still plenty of work left to be done.

"I still have everybody pretty much even, because I haven't had a chance to visit all of the schools that have offered me yet," said Moon. "I know I am going to visit Mississippi State and I want to get down to South Florida and Jacksonville State, so I can see the campuses and meet the coaches."

Moon is contemplating a pre-season decision, but that time frame is not completely firm just yet.

"I want to go somewhere that I can feel comfortable for the next four of five years," said Moon. "Academics are going to be a big part of things, because nobody plays football forever.

"At some point, we all have to stop playing. Nobody is going to be 90 and still playing football.

"I want to get a good education, so that I can make a good living after I am done playing football no matter when that is.

"I want to get to know all of the coaches and see what all of the schools have to offer before I make any decisions."

Moon currently holds offers from Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Mississippi State, South Florida and Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Some schools have differing opinions about where to play the 6-5, 260 pounder, but his open to all options.

"Some schools are talking about me playing tight end, but most schools are saying tackle." said Moon. "I play in the Wing-T offense, so I am mainly doing a lot of blocking.

"It doesn't really matter to me. I just want to be able to play college football."

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