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Moody does double duty

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Chris Moody of Henry County (Ga.) isn't sure whether he'll be on offense or defense in college. The good news is, he's getting plenty of work this season on both sides of the ball.
The 6-foot, 200-pounder started at quarterback and cornerback in his team's 17-point loss to state power Sandy Creek on Friday, and for the most part he did pretty well at both positions.
But Moody did have a rocky start.
On the game's first play from scrimmage, he surrendered a 68-yard touchdown to four-star receiver JaQuay Williams, who first beat him for the ball, then broke a not-so-great tackle attempt.
"They caught me off guard over there with the deep pass," Moody said. "He was stumbling over and I thought I was just going to push him over. It was great balance on his part. It was a good play from a great player. He's pretty good. He made a couple plays. But other than that, I played with him for the most part."
Moody's most memorable defensive play was a second-half interception in the end zone.
"They got down close to the end zone and I saw him look back for the ball as soon as they hiked," Moody said. "So I knew that it was a quick pass or fade coming. I looked back, turned around and made a good catch."
On offense, Moody displayed a strong arm and excellent mobility. He played his best in the first half, when the game was relatively close.
"You see I got a little juice," Moody said. "I'm going to try to stay on the offensive side of the ball [in college]."
Two schools in the hunt to land Moody are recruiting him specifically to play quarterback, he said - Memphis and Middle Tennessee. Moody will make an official visit to Memphis on Oct. 15. He also is considering Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Purdue and South Carolina.
"I'll find somewhere to fit in at," Moody said.
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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