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March 28, 2011As a junior at Henry County (McDonough, Ga.), Chris Moody accounted for nearly 2,000 yards of total offense and 16 touchdowns. Looking ahead to spring practice and his senior season, the 6-foot-1 and 200-pound quarterback is already setting his improvement goals.
"Our offense is spread out with a lot of zone reads," said Moody. "So you have to remain in the playbook and I've done a good job of that. But I have to keep getting my footwork better and improving my accuracy, Those are the main two things I am working on the most."
Recruited mostly as a quarterback but also as an athlete, Moody noted he's already picked up verbal offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. He also noted that Mississippi State has shown strong interest in his abilities.
"It's great to have those early offers and they are a blessing," said Moody. "I am also getting interest from Mississippi State pretty good, too. They told me they like my leadership qualities and how important that is for any quarterback. They want me to come to their camp in June and I am going to their camp and also to Georgia's camp in June."
However, Moody got his first glimpse of MSU's gridiron program over the weekend. Along with his coach and teammate and defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson, Moody made the trip to Mississippi State and got to see the Bulldogs' first spring scrimmage.
"I liked how intense their practice was," said Moody. "Their quarterbacks were mostly live and taking on contact. Their coaches were real nice but also intense on the field. I liked how they got after it on the field and that was good to see.
"I got to talk to their coaches a good bit. They talked of the importance of the offseason and told me to make sure I was preparing myself this offseason. All in all it was a good trip and I look forward to coming back for their camp."