Georgia DE Looking to Schedule Officials

Football practice started today at Decatur High School, and defensive end prospect Corey Moon and the rest of his Bulldog teammates began preparations for what they hope will be a return to the Georgia State AA playoffs. Last year, Decatur High finished the year with a 13-1 record, losing only to Buford High School (Darius Walker and Neil Brown).

At the Nike combine this Spring at Georgia Tech, Corey Moon ran a 4.7 40 on a grass surface wearing basketball-style shoes. Corey Moon claims 140 tackles (with ten of those being sacks) last season, using that speed to wreak havoc from his defensive end position. At times, Corey slides inside to play defensive tackle, but prefers end as he doesn't "see as many double teams there." That is the position most colleges are recruiting him for, with offers from a host that includes Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina, Clemson, Duke, and Nebraska. On offense, Corey plays guard and at times plays tackle, but his future is firmly aligned on the defensive side of the ball.

Natural speed is the fuel that drives this prospect's performance, and that is what has made the biggest impression on college recruiters. While he didn't attend any camps this summer, Corey has already gone to Georgia and Auburn for unofficial visits - - arriving unannounced at both. Georgia seemed to handle things better, as Moon got a positive impression of the facilities, including the training area, new cafeteria, new housing, kitchen, etc. "They took me everywhere," and it is clear Moon left Athens with the Dogs in the lead for his services next year. Proximity to home will likely play a role in this decision.

It is also clear that Auburn is not yet out of the picture, and that other schools might gain in consideration. Corey said that he plans to take his official visits to schools that are less convenient for travel, and plans on visiting Florida, Central Florida, Duke, Nebraska, and either Clemson or Tennessee. Georgia will be the measuring stick, however, and for Corey to end up at another school - - they will have to show better than what he saw in Athens. Okay now, who's up for it?

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