Georgia Safety Favors UNC

Six schools have offered Joshua Moon. Despite the benefit of a visit, the 6-foot, 185-pound safety is favoring one school.

"I like UNC a lot," Moon said. "I'd consider them my leader. They were my first offer and before they even offered me they were showing me a lot of love."

Spearheading the love for Moon, a Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside product, is UNC assistant coach Chris Kapilovic. The two communicate frequently.

During an evaluation visit to Creekside in late January, Kapilovic informed Moon's coaches that he had a UNC scholarship offer.

"He told my coaches that I'd fit perfectly into their defense, so they are going to go ahead and offer me a scholarship," Moon said.

Since then, Moon has received offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, South Alabama, and Troy.

Each of his scholarship offering schools is recruiting Moon as a safety. UNC, which utilizes three safeties within its 4-2-5 defensive scheme, specifically sees him playing Ram.

Moon has played both linebacker and safety for Creekside. During its undefeated 2013 season which ended with a GHSA AAAAA Title, Moon played linebacker where he was named second team All-Region by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"But in different schemes I would be in man coverage like a safety would come down and do," Moon said.

In the months since receiving the UNC offer, Moon has attempted to visit UNC to no avail because of scheduling and transportation issues. He believes a visit during the summer will be much easier to work out.

"I want to see how I would live if I were to go there," Moon said. "Like the things they offer the players while they are enrolled there and just the things people want to know before they just throw themselves somewhere."

If everything checks out, Moon hasn't ruled out the possibility of committing before concluding his UNC summer visit.

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