January 24, 2013
Cody Moorhead getting ready for visit to Army
With several offers under his belt, defensive lineman Cody Moorhead has indicated that he has narrowed his list down to three schools, one of which he has already taken an official visit to.
"There are three schools that are high actually and they are Air Force, Idaho and Army," said the Moorhead. "I'm visiting Air Force this weekend and just got back from Idaho this previous weekend. It went really well and I got a lot of my questions answered, along with a good vibe from the school. It would be a good option for me if I don't go the military route, which is where I am right now."
When it comes to Army, the Black Knights have made their intentions clear to Moorhead. How so? Having Army Head Coach Rich Ellerson out on a home or school visit is a true indicator of Army's level of interest in Moorhead's talents.
"Yes, I actually had Coach Ellerson (Army Head Coach) come to my school yesterday," shared the 6-foot-4, 265 pound defensive lineman with GoBlackKnights.com on Wednesday.
Coach Ellerson, along with offensive coordinator, Ian Shields came out in full force to meet with the defensive line prospect.
"Yeah, they double-teamed me," said a laughing Moorhead, who is out of Renton (Wash.) Hazen High School. "But to have Ellerson, Coach Shields and my mom there ... it was a good meeting. I was able to get a little bit more information and get some of the Army talk in before the next couple of visits."
"Yes, I'm getting the kind of vibe from them (Army staff) that I am high on their list. For them I would be a direct admit, so I think that's part of it too. So they wanted to talk to me a little me more and inform me of that process. My head coach was really excited when Ellerson was there. It was such an honor for him to talk to such a big time coach and an outstanding program that serves our country. Personally, I left the conversation, like wow ... I was just talking to Coach Ellerson and felt honored to do so. I think we both left the conversation with a good feeling and looking forward to my visit out to West Point."
At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Moorhead epitomizes the flexibility that Army embraces for the defensive linemen, who can play either inside or outside. "They are looking me as a defensive line and there hasn't been any specific position talk yet, but probably as a 5 technique or 3 technique," says Moorhead. "Either defensive end or defensive tackle is where they are at."
After receiving the pledge from cornerback Jalen Noble, who recently de-committed from Air Force, the Army staff is hoping to pull down another recruiting victory over the rival Falcons. Needless to say, the staff hope to build on their 2012 win over Air Force, which Moorhead talked about.
"Yeah, I did watch the Army - Air Force game and I believe the score was 42-24 or something like that," said Moorhead, who said he could see himself in that exact football venue. "Yeah I can see that and I thought that these guys are playing with passion. When it comes to Army-Navy, Army-Air Force or Air Force-Navy, those are some of the biggest games out there. Those institutions are so prestigious and the players are so well educated .... they are brothers when it comes down to it, but they are competitive when they take the field against one another. Man I watched the Army-Navy game too and it was such a crazy game. My heart was pulling for Army and when they got down to the 10 yard line I wish they hadn't fumbled that last ball."
Moorhead maintains a 3.75 GPA, scored 1700 on the SAT and is considering pre-med as a major. According to the Washington native, he hopes to be committed by signing day.
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