Chris Moody talks highly of Commodores

Chris Moody had a nice senior season as the signal caller for Henry County in McDonough, Ga. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete may not play quarterback in college, but he asserted himself under center to lead the Warhawks to the Class AAA playoffs in each of the last two seasons while even playing a little defense from time to time. Vanderbilt is high on the list of schools. Read more inside..


"We did well, except for our last game," said Chris Moody. "In the last game of the regular season, we had a win-and-get-in game with Eastside. We won that then we beat Thomson, so we did better than people thought we would."

In the pivotal late-season game with Eastside, Moody had 407 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to help the team secure a playoff berth. A week later, Moody led Henry County to their first road playoff win in school history with the Warhawks' victory against Thomson.

"My footwork was definitely improved," said Moody. "I didn't get happy feet in the pocket. My decision-making was better and faster. I had close to 1,400 yards passing and over 1,000 rushing yards on the season."

Now that Moody's season is complete he's looking to the month of January to set up his recruiting visits. He's starting to get a good idea of which schools he wants to take a better look.

"I've got to get with my Dad to work with his schedule, but I'm hoping to make three official visits January 13th, 20th, and 27th," Moody said. "I'm not sure of the order yet, but I'm planning on visiting Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and UCF."

During the contact period, Moody was paid a visit at his school by the Vanderbilt coaches. Moody is high on the Commodore program and was excited to see the two coaches.

"Coach (Sean) Spence came by my school and brought Coach Franklin with him," said Moody. "It was awesome. It's always great to talk to those guys. Coach Franklin has done a great job with the turnaround. The city of Nashville is great too. There's a whole lot to do there. I think it would be pretty cool if I ended up playing corner for them. I'd have to put [Vanderbilt] as my top choice right now."

Moody says South Carolina is still showing a lot of interest. He attended the South Carolina-Auburn game earlier in Columbia. While Vanderbilt and Mississippi State like Moody at defensive back, UCF favors bringing him in at his high school position of quarterback.

"I'm leaning more towards defensive back," Moody said of his desired college position. "I want to see who the school recruited this year and who's still there waiting in line to play. I'll know a lot more after my visits on where I want to go. I'll probably wait until signing day to make my final decision."

Moody will play in the Georgia North-South All-Star game in Columbus, Ga. on December 30th.

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