Moore excited about pledge to Yellow Jackets

Just when the recruiting process was getting kick started for Jeremy Moore, it was over. Those sorts of things happen when your top choice puts an offer on the table as Moore gave a verbal pledge to Georgia Tech over the weekend.

It did not take Austin LBJ wide receiver Jeremy Moore all that long to decide that he wanted to play football at Georgia Tech.

In fact, it was a mere matter of seconds.

"I called the coaches on Saturday night," Moore recalled when telling the story of his weekend commitment. "I was talking to (Head) Coach (Paul) Johnson and told him that I really wanted to play for Georgia Tech. He said, ‘I think we can make that work.'

"They offered and I accepted on the spot."

Thus ends the recruiting before then end of June for a player that was one of Central Texas' best kept secrets whose stock was on the rise seemingly by the minute. It was likely that Moore was going to pick up an offer from Houston and he was receiving interest from Texas A&M all while having written offers from Mew Mexico, Utah, and UTEP. "I feel like there is a lot of pressure that has been taken off of me," Moore said. "Now I can concentrate on just football."

Moore got a first hand look at Georgia Tech a week prior to his commitement when he visited the campus to attend camp. Moore said it was then that he let it be known to the Yellow Jackets coaches that he really wanted to make Atlanta his home for the next few years.

"I got to talking to Coach (Todd) Spencer and told him that I really wanted to go there," said Moore. "I had a lot of fun when I went down there."

Moore is very familiar with the area and despite growing up in Big 12 country, he has always been a fan of the Ramblin' Wreck. "My sister has lived in Georgia for about five years now and I went down there about three years ago and that's when I first saw the campus and really decided I wanted to go there," said Moore. "I saw them play on TV a few times when I was little and I've been a fan of them for a long time."

Moore heads to Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets are embarking on a new era under Johnson, who brings his option attack to the ACC after enjoying a great deal of success with it at Navy. With the new offense means there would be fewer scholarships available for receivers and the fact that Moore was awarded a free ride shows how much the Georgia Tech staff values his talents.

"I'm getting familiar with the offense," Moore said. "I know they said I was the only receiver they recruitied and when I get there that I will be the go-to guy so I'm really excited about that."

The Yellow Jackets are getting a big time playmaker in Moore, who was an all-District selection as a junior and helped LBJ to the Class 4A, Division I state semifinals by hauling in 18 passes for 294 yards and six touchdowns. Not only is Georgia Tech getting a fine football player, they are getting a fine student as Moore said another reason he selected Georgia Tech was because he wants to major in mechanical engineering.

When asked if there was anything he wanted to say to the Georgia Tech faithful, Moore simply stated, "I'm glad to be a Yellow Jacket."


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