Ex-UGA LB recruit planning to attend Tennessee’s spring game

UGA's loss could be Tennessee's gain ... if the Volunteers offer and Moody accepts (Tennessee athletics)

UGA's loss could be Tennessee's gain ... if the Volunteers offer, and Moody accepts it (Tennessee athletics)

Georgia coach Mark Richt granted ex-UGA LB recruit Dexter Moody an “unconditional” release, meaning he could play for any school. Moody told the AJC he could end up playing for Lane Kiffin at Tennessee.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Moody said he was invited to Tennessee’s Orange and White game on Saturday by the Volunteers. ”Me and my dad are planning on going up there,” Moody said. “They talked liked they were going to offer me a scholarship. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see. They just want to meet me in person and everything.”

Moody, who earned All-America honors last year at Emanuel County Institute, said he has had contact with several schools, including Florida, Memphis, Central Michigan and Troy, since breaking ties with Georgia last month. Moody said he has been offered by Marshall, and that he is very encouraged by Tennessee’s Lance Thompson, who coaches linebackers for the Volunteers.

“Coach Thompson said they need some linebackers really bad,” Moody said. “I’m definitely very interested in Tennessee. It wouldn’t be bad to go there and be able to play against Georgia every year. That would be something, taking out some of my feelings against the team that released me. I think it would be fun.”

Moody claims he has no hard feelings against Georgia. He said he hasn’t had any contact with the Bulldogs since being informed of his release by UGA assistant Jon Fabris. “We thought Coach Richt might call to talk about everything, but I haven’t heard from anybody else from Georgia. It’s no big deal. I wasn’t worried too much about it. I’m pretty cool with everything. I can sign with any other school that offers me. I guess it will just work out somewhere else for me.”

NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on prospective student-athletes. Moody spurned offers from Florida and South Carolina, among others, to sign with his homegrown favorite, UGA. He was released by Richt after an incident at school, according to Georgia officials.

Moody is ranked as the nation’s No. 8 outside linebacker by Scout, and No. 17 by Rivals. “I’m excited for [Moody],” said his ECI teammate, Washaun Ealey. “He’s a great player, and hopefully Tennessee or another school will give him a chance.”

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    ctownvol

    April 17th, 2009
    3:24 pm

    And that UGA diploma on the wall of your single-wide….Well we all know the only thing it’s good for! It enables you to park in handicapped spaces. You know I’m right! Do you still wear the helmet when you ride in the car so you can’t lick the windows?

    ctownvol

    April 17th, 2009
    3:11 pm

    No matter how you slice it rule…you’re a moron.

    ctownvol

    April 17th, 2009
    3:04 pm

    Chihuahuas rule- This quote is from my earlier post. Word for word. You ready? “You are correct. UT hasn’t won a championship this decade” Now Nancy, please tell me where I said UT HAS won a championship this decade. Reading comprehension. Try it out. I was agreeing with you D.A. You Georgia “grads” are a hoot. You live in Knoxville? Well I live down here in puppy land? Ain’t that just Jim Freakin’ Dandy? Wanna switch places? UGA- We do less with more!

    Dawgs Rule

    April 17th, 2009
    1:14 pm

    LMAO…CtownVol, don’t be mad that you are the “imbecile” that made a post accusing me of not understanding the meaning of the word decade and then proceeded to incorrectly contend that it had not been a decade since the Vols won a championship, which I kindly helped you understand the meaning since you were obviously in need of a little help there. Its pretty common to see a Vol in need when it comes to basic intelligence as you continue to prove with every post you make (when do u want to stop embarassing yourself by the way?).

    Also, you have to understand that, unlike you hillbillies, us UGA grads are very sure that our wives give birth to our sons, but I can understand your confusion since for a Vol it is common practice to wonder if the child is really yours or not when your little sister gets pregnant (you just have to hope your seed is the one that hit the mark with all that family inbreeding you have going on).

    Also, moron, I live in Knoxville so if I ever find the urge to buy a trailer or put a car up on blocks in the front yard, I will know that the hillbillies here have started assimilating me. The funny thing about your post is that you seem to be quite the expert on those facets of redneck living (which every Vol is an expert on hillbilly quality of life).

    And yes, I believe any reasonable person would see that you have been owned and are the “ignorant” one who comes on here posting incorrect facts and calling others “uneducated” for it. I would say that is the definition of “complete ignorance” that YOU are showing. Unless you didn’t understand my explanation completely and still believe that it has not been a decade yet since your last SEC title, but then again you are a Vol and I understand counting is not a strong point for you.

    And baseball vol, how about this question: How many SEC teams have lost at home to WYOMING??? I’m still LMAO about that, I don’t know why you idiots are saying anything since your percentage for making a bowl the last 4 years is 50 percent LMAO….No, wait, I don’t want to start talking percentages, ctownvol might get a headache having to think that hard. LMAO!! Give it up man.

    ctownvol

    April 17th, 2009
    8:00 am

    I’ve been owned? By you? C’mon now Nancy. You don’t really believe that. Do you? You’re a Georgia fan dude. The only thing you own is that ‘78 Fairmont that is up on blocks in your front yard down there in Swainsboro. Take notes from your 2 year old, if he is indeed yours, and learn how to spell DOG yourself. You are showing your complete ignorance. Then again, you do that every time you step out of the trailer with your UGA trucker hat on. Imbecile. (That’s kind of like a dummy in case you were wondering)

    Dawgs Drool!

    April 16th, 2009
    5:50 pm

    The only time the “Dawgs” play in Atlanta is against TECH!

    BaseballVol13

    April 16th, 2009
    5:48 pm

    Hey, all you puppies fans! Has any football team in the SEC, no wait a minute, in the WHOLE fricking COUNTRY, ever lost to Vandy and Kentucky in the same year?

    Dawgs Rule

    April 16th, 2009
    1:06 pm

    KNelson, actually our history includes SEC championships in 2005 and 2002. In reality, you are the one on here whose “history” only includes championships that are from a decade or more ago. But once again, thanks for playing Vols. It is just too easy with you morons.

    Also, we play Georgia Tech EVERY YEAR just like Florida plays FSU every year out of conference as our in state rival. Who is yours??? Memphis??? No wonder you have to schedule other contenders out of state to make a real schedule.

    Dawgs Rule

    April 16th, 2009
    1:02 pm

    clownvol (I’m sorry ctownvol)this is the funniest thing I think I have ever seen. Only someone as idiotic as you would even post a comment on my education and then post a false comment which you base your argument on (sorry….LMAO).

    Here, I will spell it out slowly for those of you that obviously have that insufficient UT education. Lets’ see, the Vols last won the SEC in 1998 (still with me), we just completed the 2008 season with yet another year without a Vol championship. Therefore (now here is where we count so this may be hard for you) UT has officially gone 10 years without an SEC Championship (See how easy that is). Also, unless you are like some other Vols that are really drunk off the moonshine, you have to realize that the streak will stretch to over a decade this year and likely for a good while beyond.

    Well, hope you have taken notes, but at least you were able to demonstrate that your vast education (LMAO) taught you how to spell the word DOG (kind of like my 2 year old). Just study the notes I gave you and you too will be able to proudly say I know what the word “decade” means as well. But hey, you are right, you also won’t have a championship for the decade of 2000-2009 either so there ya go slugger. Remember kids, a decade means a 10 year time frame. Better luck next time and thanks for playing champ (that word actually never fits a Vol, lol).

    Oh yeah, Wyoming just returned another interception for a touchdown. Maybe you guys can get one of your high school teams to stand in for the Vols next time they play Wyoming so you can break the losing streak to that powerhouse program out West that makes your out of conference schdedule so hard, LMAO.

    So, to recap, YOU HAVE OFFICIALLY BEEN OWNED, save yourself the embarassment and get off your Mom’s computer. Go Dawgs!!! Jackass!