Former Georgia signee Moody starts over at Kansas JUCO

Dexter Moody won’t be playing for Georgia this fall. But, as it turns out, he’s looking at only about a four-hour drive if he wants to catch the Bulldogs’ season opener at Oklahoma State in two weeks.

Dexter Moody (UGAAA)

I had received a number of inquiries lately as to the whereabouts of the Georgia linebacker signee from Emmanuel County Institute. Today I confirmed what Moody’s former high school teammate Washaun Ealey intimated to me a couple of weeks ago — Moody is at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas.

This was not immediately apparent because Moody is not listed on the FSCC football roster. So I made a call to the small east Kansas JUCO and talked to head coach Jeff Sims, who confirmed Moody is there.

“He’s here and we’re redshirting him this year,” said Sims, explaining why Moody wasn’t listed on the roster. “He practices and participates just like everybody else and he’ll have a great future.”

As you’ll recall, Moody was a heralded member of the Bulldogs’ 2009 recruiting class. However, he was released from his scholarship by Georgia in March after getting into some trouble at his high school. It wasn’t the first time he’d run afoul of rules.

After Georgia’s rejection, Moody had an extended flirtation with Tennessee and attended the Vols’ spring game. But, in the end, Moody couldn’t overcome academic hurdles for admission.

“He’s going to get his grades right and become a big-time college football player,” said Sims, who said he had 34 players sign scholarships last year. “He’ll be one of those guys next year.”

Sims said there simply was no need to play Moody this season, so they decided to sit him out and let him concentrate on academics. If Moody does what he’s supposed to do, he’ll be open to be sign with another Division I school in January of 2011.

“It all depends on how he does academically,” Sims said. “We can get guys out in 18 months if they do what we ask them to do. . . . He’ll play for us next season at the minimum.”

Sims said he’s seen enough of Moody on the football field to know what all the fuss is about. “He’s extremely fast and extremely athletic. He’s working hard and getting better. In 18 months he’ll be ready to go.”

Just where that will be, Sims said he has no idea.

28 comments Add your comment

mcdawg

August 24th, 2009
4:11 pm

the guy is going to be sick if he gets his act together–looking at odell thurman’s situation could be the best thing that ever happened to the guy

2Dawgs

August 24th, 2009
4:27 pm

He has to show that he can control his temper and be a man before Georgia will look at him again.

Jason

August 24th, 2009
4:36 pm

No need to report on this loser, he won’t ever play at UGA.

Voice of Reason

August 24th, 2009
4:58 pm

Hey Jason, is your team UF, UT, GT or what? Did you even go to college? Would you want a second chance? Oh, you never made a mistake as a kid, did you?

Paddy

August 24th, 2009
4:58 pm

I will give him credit for getting into a good program. After reading all that he did I had to wonder if we would ever hear his name again. At least not his name as it pertains to football. Good luck young man.

Big DAWG

August 24th, 2009
6:36 pm

Hey Voice of Reason, is your team UGA? Did you even go to college? Would you want a give a thug a second chance, even if it destroyed you program? Oh, you must have been thug too, I guess. UGA doesn’t need any more trash, it needs intelligent football players who will make us proud.

collegeballfan

August 24th, 2009
7:24 pm

Agree with Jason & Big DAWG – this guy will never play at Georgia.

And Voice of Reason, he is getting his second chance now! No football
games to get ready for, just academics. Instead of traveling to a football game on Saturday, just stay in the dorm & study. Dean’s List should be a piece of cake.

Perfect second chance.

San Francisco Dawg

August 24th, 2009
7:48 pm

Why is this news? The guy will never play a down with the Dawgs and I doubt that any SEC coach will take a chance on him..second chance? He is getting one at a Kansas Junior college…will he play big time college football? It has always been up to him…

Get a life and a college degree…

BG

August 24th, 2009
9:19 pm

UF or UT will sign him. Heck, they will take anyone that can play.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 24th, 2009
9:41 pm

What happened to that closet queen Saint Simons? LSU 38- Tech 3 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

george30471

August 24th, 2009
9:46 pm

This young man will be alright.let’s all stand behind him and wish him the best.

Rich

August 24th, 2009
9:47 pm

If he gets his act together, hope he does not play against you. I hope for the best for the kid.

Who Cares

August 24th, 2009
10:12 pm

Jason

August 25th, 2009
2:33 am

Hey “Voice of Reason”. Yes, My team is UGA, yes I graduated from a university and no, I don’t believe this guy deserves to come to UGA, regardless. Tell me, chump, are you one of those Vick lovers whose mantra now is “second chances”? Your “interaction” with the general population must be part of some sort of therapy or rehab.

Lil Yodi

August 25th, 2009
5:18 am

It amazes me how no matter what the blog is about, people always end up e-beefing/e-arguing with each other. It’s some of the most pointless sh!t I’ve ever seen.

Ga Boy

August 25th, 2009
7:15 am

Lil Yodi
You wana peice of me? JK

Vick=Dog killing thug

August 25th, 2009
8:03 am

Yeah Yodi, me too…. In general it seems that people have a nasty side that comes out in these blogs. I hope the moody kid turns it around and I would welcome him to play for my beloved dawgs if all the pieces came together and he stood up and flew straight.

Now that piece of garbage Vick… that’s a different story…..

ray ray

August 25th, 2009
8:22 am

i gradiated gt done did it

Tony

August 25th, 2009
9:25 am

If you’re a UT fan, I’d be worried about what kind of guys Kiffin is bringing in or attempting to bring in. Just like any arrogant coach that comes from the Pro’s, they think that they can hand out 3rd and 4th chances to some of these teenage kids without giving them the proper nurturing they need. Some of these kids are complete malcontents and if you continue to bring them in by the dozens and allow them to interact with each other, that could lead to bad things. It mostly happens in Basketball when these coaches that come from the NBA and totally disregard recruiting standards and other NCAA rules. Tim Floyd at USC, Calipari at Memphis, Pete Carroll at USC, Spurrier at South Carolina. There’s a list of them. These coaches are just here to coach and yes that’s what they are hired to do but its the coaches that take the time to spend time with the kids, act of role models, father figures and teach them how to grow up to be mature adults. That’s how you keep a program clean. Good luck to UT. I see NCAA infractions coming to your campus soon.

shards1967

August 25th, 2009
9:34 am

Second Chances? See Scotland’s decision and Obama and Mohamar Khadafi doing THAT second chance deal.

DAWGS

August 25th, 2009
9:42 am

he may get to play for bama. u know saban will sign anyone

ray ray

August 25th, 2009
9:50 am

fried chicken,watermelon cadillac car. we aint as dunb as you think we is

Harpoon

August 25th, 2009
10:17 am

I hate to seem like a dumbo, but just what did this Moody kid do to get the chop from Georgia?

GaDad

August 25th, 2009
11:58 am

Just a reminder that Kiffin has had not a single UT player — zero — have any problems with the law since he became coach. Don’t think any other big regional school can match that record this year. There’s a new discipline and attitude at UT now. It should translate into success on the field within a year or two.

AUFAN

August 25th, 2009
12:42 pm

I know what he did, and trust me, UGA is better off without him.

saint simmons

August 25th, 2009
2:28 pm

I m back and really gay!!!!!!!!!

SuperB

August 26th, 2009
7:00 am

After junior college– we want him back at— Georgia!

Daniel

May 2nd, 2010
11:33 pm

He got into an argument with a teacher and threatened him because he “walked up on him” i played against his high school a couple years ago and if he gets his act together you will hear his name again