Here's a bit of a surprise tonight. As first reported by HokieHaven.com, linebacker Jamieon Moss (Northeastern / Elizabeth City, NC), a former ECU commit, verbaled to the Hokies late Friday evening.
Moss making an open field tackle. Photo Credit: The Daily Advance
Sammy Batten of Bonesville.net posted an informative article about Moss.
Moss stands 6-foot-3, weighs about 217 pounds and has been timed at 4.61 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He used those skills to collect 107 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sacks to earn All-Northeastern Coastal 2-A/3-A Conference honors last season.
The 2011 season was Moss' second as a varsity starter at Northeastern. He helped the 2010 squad reach the state 2-AA championship game as a sophomore.
This is Moss' high school coach Antonio Moore on his star.
Moss plays the "Stabber" position in Northeastern's 4-4 defensive alignment. "We put him on the outside and just let him make plays for us," Moore said.
One of those "plays" came last season against rival Hertford County. The Eagles were clinging to a slim lead with Hertford's offense setting up for a go-ahead, fourth-and-goal play at the 10-yard line and 30 seconds left to play.
"Their quarterback was giving us trouble all night with the zone read (in spread offense)," Moore said. "On that fourth-and-goal they attempted a zone read, but he (Moss) stayed home. The quarterback was probably a second faster than him, but Jamieon stayed on him. The quarterback tried to put a move on him, but he stayed in his tracks and made a perfect tackle. He drove him about five yards back and we won the game."
Depending on how big Moss gets, it looks like he'll end up at either Whip or Backer. He's a tackling machine on his film. He has a nice little burst, pursues well, comes off the line to the quarterback at a good angle, and consistently wraps up the ballcarrier. There isn't a lot of tape of him making plays in coverage, so that remains to be seen.
Welcome to HokieNation Jamieon!