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Coach Sims Visits Temple Commit Emil Moody



Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Emil Moody concerning the visit he had scheduled with defensive line coach Tom Sims for Thursday night. That visit happened, and as promised, we have an update. Per Emil, a current Temple commit, the evening with Coach Sims went well.

“The visit went very good,” he said. “He came to visit me at basketball practice first. Then we headed to my house, talked to my parents. Basically, we talked about what’s the plan. He’ll be getting back to me on the offer very soon. That he’s not looking for me to redshirt when I get in; he’s looking for me to come in and play.”

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Earlier this week, I asked Emil if there was anything specific he would like to discuss with Coach Sims. He replied, “Basically just when the offer is coming in.” Although no offers were extended this evening, Emil remains positive that he will receive one. He also shed some light on the process of receiving an offer.

“He [Coach Sims] said everybody that didn’t get an offer yet is still under evaluation, but they’re looking over it soon.”

One other topic of discussion on Tuesday was Moody’s work ethic. Per Emil, Coach Sims immediately noticed the physical results of Moody’s training.

“When he first walked into the gym, he told me I got bigger,” said Emil. “I mean, I had been hearing that a lot—I got bigger. So, just basically he wants me to stay focused, keep grinding, and just wait for it.”

Most recruiting websites list the Class of 2017 defensive end as 210-pounds. Emil is unsure of his current weight, though he guesses a scale would read somewhere between 215 to 220-pounds.

Emil plans to take an official visit to the University of Pittsburgh “soon.” He remains committed to Temple, but will explore his options leading up to National Signing Day. Moody will also continue to work towards earning that offer from Pitt.

Pitt has already flipped two Temple commitments this recruiting cycle. Quarterback Kenny Pickett and tight end Tyler Sear originally pledged their collegiate careers to Temple prior to committing to Pitt. If an offer comes for Emil, it sounds as though the Panthers stand a chance at flipping a third.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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