Commitment Update: RB Moody Still Solid To Horns

Coppell HS RB Emmanuel Moody made a pledge to The University of Texas Football Program back on March 15, 2005. He at the time was the 8th verbal commitment to the Texas Program. How has he been doing since he pledged to Texas? He spoke Inside Texas about his commitment to the Longhorns and how his recruitment by other schools has changed.

Emmanuel Moody was the 8th verbal commitment for the Texas Class of 2006. Moody (5-11, 195, 4.55) is a member of the Texas Hot 100 and the Southwest Hot 100.

The Texas standout is still firm in his commitment to Texas. "Everything is solid for me right now," he said. "Texas is my school."

Moody says that schools have continued to try and recruit him. "I'm still receiving a bunch of calls," he said, "Arkansas called me today and Kansas State called me yesterday. I'd say right now that Arkansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State are the schools that still call me the most. I tell them that Texas is my school and I'm going to remain faithful to them as they have to me."

Moody currently holds offers from Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas Tech, A&M, Kansas State, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, LSU, Georgia Tech and SMU.

Emmanuel was recruited heavily by Wide Receivers Coach Bobby Kennedy. "Coach Kennedy recruited me very hard," he said. "I really enjoy talking to him and he told me he'd really like to have me join the program. One night, I just called Coach Kennedy and told him I'm ready to commit. I also called Coach Brown and let him know. He was on vacation in North Carolina at the time and he was thrilled."

The Texas standout RB has a few goals for this season. "I want to rush for over 2,000 yards this season," he said. "If I can get 2,000 yards and lead us to the state playoffs, I will consider it a productive year."

Moody believes he can come to Texas and make an impact right away. "I'm going to try my best to go into Texas next season and make a big splash. I know if I work hard I can be just like Adrian Peterson at Oklahoma. That is my goal."

Before arriving at Texas, Moody feels like he needs to work most on his speed. "I believe speed is everything," he said. "I'm going to work very hard on my agility. I don't think you can ever be too fast."

There is one extra plus that sealed the deal for Emmanuel on his commitment to Texas. "I can't wait to work with Mad Dog," he said. "He has showed me some of his off-season program and I can't wait to start working with him. He really can make all the difference and make you a better player."

There is a possibility that Moody will enroll at Texas in January. "I may enroll at UT in January," he said. "I'm not sure right now, but if I don't enroll in January, I'll definitely enroll for the summer session."

Last season, Moody gained 1,290 yards on the ground along with 12 TDs. He also had 100 receiving yards and hauled in 2 TD passes.

Moody carries a 3.2 GPA. He will be taking the SAT this month.

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