Five Questions With Jeremy Moore

Nov. 8, 2010

Georgia Tech vs. Miami, 12:00 p.m., ACC Network

Jeremy Moore is a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Austin, Texas, who in the preseason suffered a significant knee injury that has prevented him from playing this season. Yellow Jacket fans are interested in his progress and we’re catching up with Jeremy for today’s Q&A.

Sting Daily: First, Jeremy, how are you feeling and how is the rehab coming?

Jeremy Moore: I’m feeling pretty good. Rehab is going well. I’m just taking it day by day. Every day I’m getting better.

SD: Can you tell us how the injury happened and did you know immediately that something was definitely wrong?

JM: It happened two days before (preseason) camp was over. I caught the ball and was running down the sideline. The safety came over and tackled me in an awkward position. When he tackled me his body weight went straight into my knee. When that happened I looked down at my knee for some reason and I saw it going in different ways. I heard a pop.

SD: When do you expect to be 100 percent again?

JM: They told me four months, but everything is going good, maybe faster than expected.

SD: Is there a chance that you can appeal to the NCAA for an additional year of eligibility?

JM: Yes, I was talking with Coach Johnson and I think there is a possibility that I can appeal to the NCAA.

SD: Last year as a true freshman you got to practice every day with Demaryius Thomas. What was that like and what did you learn from him?

JM: Even though he is very talented, he worked very hard. Some people that talented don’t work that hard, but Demaryius did. He really took me under his wing and taught me a lot of things – how to succeed in school and how to deal with things off the field. I appreciate him and all he did for me.

SD: OK, let’s throw this in as an additional question. You’re from Austin, Texas. Are you a closet Texas Longhorn fan and why are they struggling this year?

JM: I’m not a Longhorn fan. My mother wanted me to go there, but I wanted to come to Georgia Tech, and here I am.

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