Born in Louisiana, Jamieon Moss moved to Virginia Beach (VA) at the age of eight. He lived in Virginia Beach for six years before moving to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where he has attended Northeastern High School the past three years. The stint in Virginia Beach proved valuable for Virginia Tech, as that was when the standout linebacker prospect first began rooting for the Hokies football squad.
Moss, a 6’3″, 220-pound rising senior, committed to East Carolina this past March, but an April offer from his childhood favorite Hokies proved too difficult to resist.
“Well actually, Virginia Tech was always his favorite,” Northeastern head coach Antonio Moore said. “When they offered, he was really grateful for it. It’s the school he liked growing up. He lived in Virginia Beach, and he knows Virginia Tech has a lot of influence over the Tidewater area. Coming from him, with him growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia Tech was one of the hottest schools around. On top of that, when he went to visit, he loved it.”
Hokies primary recruiter Charley Wiles stopped by the Elizabeth City school in April, at the beginning of the Evaluation Period. He saw Moss run, workout, and “that was it,” Moore said.
Moss visited Virginia Tech later in April and decided to make his choice official on June 15.
“Jamieon got looked at by a lot of schools,” Moore said. “Coach Wiles got him to go to Virginia Tech in no time. Once he went to Virginia Tech, I don’t know what Moss was thinking exactly, but he told me how great it was and that was where he wanted to go. I told him to make sure because he had already committed to ECU. He’s not the type of kid to jump around schools. We never saw all of this coming, but Coach Wiles did an awesome job.
“To be honest with you, Jamieon just called me (last week) and said he...
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