STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Snider’s super soph ‘Double D’ Demolition Crew attracting attention
The Fort Wayne Snider sophomore class on the gridiron got a healthy helping of recruiting love this past weekend.
Offensive lineman Demon Moore (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) had a Power-5 offer party, collecting offers from Ohio State, Penn State and Texas A&M. Big Ten schools started sniffing in Moore’s direction in the winter. IU and Purdue were the first two schools to offer. Missouri from the SEC was next in the spring. Moore is the prototype pulling guard, a road grader with strength and agility, just a savage animal at the point of attack.
Linebacker Domanick Moon (6-2, 220) got a Syracuse offer — his first — in the hours before his teammate got his deluge. Notre Dame is beginning to show more interest and, according to Golden Dome insiders, has labeled him a priority for the Class of 2022.
Scouts are impressed by Moon’s versality, physicality and range sideline-to-sideline for his size. He plays inside and outside backer and can rush the passer effectively from an upright stance.
Snider went 7-3 in 2019. Between, 2012 and 2018, the Panthers posted 68 victories. The program has averaged double-digits in wins per season since the 1990s.
North Central’s Johnson picks Northwestern
North Central cornerback Theran Johnson (6-0, 170) committed to Northwestern on Sunday. The three-star recruit chose the Wildcats over offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Miami (OH).
Johnson’s decision gives Northwestern eight players in their 2021 class, three of them from Michigan. Johnson is the first Indiana player to commit to Northwestern, which also picked up a verbal from four-star defensive end Najee Story on Sunday.
— MATTHEW B. MOWERY