Wheaton (Ill.) South four-star ranked tight end prospect Anthony Moeaki (6-foot-4, 250 pounds) made his second official visit last weekend to the University of Tennessee along with his teammate Dace Richardson. Moeaki talks about his Rocky Top experience and more.
“I just had a great time at Tennessee," Anthony Moeaki said. “I would say that on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, my visit to Tennessee would have to be a 10. Tennessee has to be one of the best game day atmospheres in the country."
Moeaki gave us some details on his official visit.
"Some of the best memories I had from the visit was on game day. I was able to go down the Vols Walk before the game when the players and the coaches walk through the fans heading to the stadium. The fans were calling out aloha to me and they were calling me by name and telling me to go to Tennessee. The crowd was like 107,000 fans, and when they played Rocky Top you couldn't even hear yourself talk it was so loud. It was the type of game day experience you hear a lot about, but it definitely surpassed my expectations."
"The rest of the visit went really well. The hospitality from the coaches and the players was great. The food was just outstanding, and I think I might have gained about 10 pounds over the weekend. The visit was just great and I really enjoyed myself at Tennessee. Everything from the facilities to the campus to Neyland Stadium was just very, very impressive."
Moeaki is also trying to figure out his final two official visits.
"I've taken official visits to BYU and Tennessee, and I have an official visit set for Iowa on December 10th. I'm still trying to decide on my final two visits. I'm looking hard at Nebraska, Oregon and Notre Dame as well as a few other schools as well for my last two visits."
Moeaki and his Tigers teammates begin the state playoffs this Saturday against conference for Glenbard North.
"We'll be ready to go against North on Saturday. I'm not really happy at all about the playoff system, because we have to play against several of our conference teams right from the start. I guess if we deserve to go deep in the playoffs we just need to beat the teams in front of us, no matter if we've played them already or not. It should be fun and this is no question the best time of the year. It's going to be hard to concentrate on school this week."