There were two surprises about Chris Moody’s commitment to Vanderbilt on Sunday.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder from Henry County High School pledged to Vanderbilt after taking an official visit to the SEC school this weekend, according to ESPN.
The first surprise was that Vanderbilt beat out South Carolina, which was considered the longtime frontrunner for Moody. He also took official visits to Central Florida and South Florida.
The second surprise was that Vanderbilt may let Moody play QB. That was his high school position but many schools – including Vanderbilt, at first – recruited Moody as an “athlete” to play WR or DB.
“I think Vanderbilt is an outstanding academic institution and that coach James Franklin does a real good job up there,” Henry County coach Mike Rozier said. “So I believe Chris will proper in both area, academically and athletically, by playing in the SEC under James Franklin.
“Chris is a phenomenal athlete. At first, Vanderbilt was recruiting Chris as a DB or safety. But when they saw more of his highlight tape, they were like ‘Wow. Holy Cow. We might give him a shot over there on offense.’ Chris is so versatile. He’s a guy who can play QB, slot WR, DB and safety.”