UNC Targeting Moss

Jamieon Moss is a prime example of a recruit benefiting from the Evaluation Period.

Prior to the Evaluation Period, Moss, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern, had one scholarship offer – East Carolina. He quickly accepted that offer and committed to ECU in late February.

Since the Evaluation Period began on April 15, Moss has added offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Additionally, he has seen an increase in the amount of schools significantly interested, including North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, and West Virginia.

"North Carolina is showing a lot of interest," Moss said. "They haven't offered me. But they came by my school and I talked to them over the phone. They just told me that they were definitely going to be on me."

Although the UNC coach Moss spoke to didn't discuss position projection, Moss is an ideal Bandit prospect. He has been a defensive starter – rotating between end and outside linebacker – since his sophomore season. As a junior, he led Northeastern in tackles with 107, including 12 for a loss and eight sacks.

Moss remains verbally committed to East Carolina, but the newfound interest has him rethinking his commitment status.

"I don't think I'm going to be sticking with ECU, honestly," Moss said.

That process was accelerated by a visit to Virginia Tech last week. Before that trip, East Carolina was the only school that Moss had visited – he made a trip there in February and his high school football team has attended the Pirates' seven-on-seven camp the past three summers.

"[Virginia Tech's] campus was beautiful," Moss said. "Everything up there was wonderful. I liked it up there a lot.

"That pretty much got me [thinking about reopening my recruitment], I'm not going to lie. Right now, I'm still visiting schools. I haven't really made my mind up, but the tide is turning – my mind is changing."

Although he doesn't have anything scheduled, Moss is looking to make visits to UNC and Wake Forest.

"I'm hoping to get those visits in this spring," Moss said. "If not, it will be this summer."

Despite the lack of a visit and an offer, Moss has strong feelings towards UNC.

"I think North Carolina is a great school," Moss said. "As a matter of fact, it was a school that I liked when I first got into high school. I would always hear about UNC, since I'm from North Carolina. I just plan on visiting them to see what they're talking about."

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