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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Indiana Football Recruiting Notebook — Purdue plucks Snider LB Moon for its class Of ’22

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, December 12, 2020, 12:24 pm

He didn’t feel the need to continue shopping around. He found what he was looking for and it’s black and gold.

Fort Wayne Snider junior linebacker Domanick Moon cut his recruiting cycle short last week and committed to Purdue. 

Moon (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) is sleek, versatile and a straight savage sideline-to-sideline. He can play inside or outside backer and chose the Boilermakers over Syracuse, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Toledo and Ball State. Most scouting services peg him a three-star prospect.

Moon’s recruiting profile began getting major traction in the offseason. Purdue offered back in August. This fall, Moon recorded 95 tackles for a 5-5 Snider club.

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The Demon Effect

Snider’s program also boasts junior offensive lineman Demon Moore, who might have the most upside of any line prospect in the state’s Class of ’22. The mobile, agile and aggressive 6-5, 300-pound guard is getting better every day and recently earned a fourth star for his recruiting resume. Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Arizona State are said to be the favorites to snare his commitment. Purdue, Oregon, Texas A&M and Tennessee are in pursuit as well.

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Three The Hard Way

Here are three junior linebacker tandems from the Indianapolis area to keep an eye on in the 2022 recruiting class:

Jeff Utzinger & Bryce Llewellyn (Indianapolis Cathedral) — Smart and tough with high motors and high standards in the self-accountability department.

• Romaro Warren & Josh Noble (Lawrence North) — Fast, rugged and relentless, both are ride-or-die types who play with a blunt-force trauma attitude and on-field demeanor.

• Magwire Graybill & Bryson Hoover (Westfield) — This dandy of a duo brings the pain every snap, we’re talking raw dogged determination on display whenever Westfield’s D goes to war on the gridiron.