Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Three-star DT Moody makes call
By Jared Shanker
Justin Moody (Philadelphia/George Washington) was not ready to give a commitment last week at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He was ready a few days afterward, however.
Defensive tackle Justin Moody committed to Pittsburgh.
The three-star defensive tackle elected to remain in Pennsylvania, although he’ll head to the opposite side as he committed to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, George Washington assistant coach Mike Wallace said.
Moody officially visited Pittsburgh in December, and the Panthers were the heavy favorites as he broke down his recruitment during the Semper Fidelis practices. Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and UCF also offered.
The 6-foot-3, 279-pound Moody is ranked No. 19 in Pennsylvania and No. 58 among defensive tackles. His high school has a history of producing top defensive prospects. Sharriff Floyd, who just submitted his name for the NFL draft as a junior, is from George Washington, too.
The Panthers have 23 commitments in their 2013 class. It has been a good few days for Pitt, as it also added ESPN 300 athlete Tyler Boyd on Saturday.