Carrollton, GA December 14, 2005 – West Georgias coaching staff entered this years football recruiting season full of optimism. The hope was that last seasons turnaround on the field would carryover to the search for top prospects. Based on early results, their efforts may bring excellent results.
Coach Mike Ledford today announced the signing of Corey Moon to the West Georgia program. Moon is a 6-4, 237-pound defensive end. He was a 2005 graduate of Decatur High School, and is expected to enroll at West Georgia in January.
Were elated to add Corey our football program, said Ledford. He should be an outstanding addition to our defensive line.
Moon brings overwhelming credentials to West Georgia. As a prep star for coach Steve Davenport at Decatur, Moon was a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100. He was ranked the number 18 strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com, and was South Hot 100 and 7th ranked defensive end in the south by TheInsiders.com.
UWGs newest signee had his biggest season as a senior. Moon paced the Bulldogs defense with 143 tackles, 23 tackles-for-loss, and 10 quarterback sacks. His career numbers included 220 tackles and 25 sacks.
Moons performance drew the attention of many Division I recruiters. Following a spirited recruiting battle, Moon spurned offers from Auburn, Florida and Tennessee to sign with the Georgia Bulldogs. However, he was not eligible to play or attending school without first going to a prep school or attending a junior college.
Moons other option was to play at the Division II level. UWG coaches are confident that his choice of West Georgia will be the right one for all involved.