Fort Wayne North Side's D'Marcus Moon entered his senior season with no offers, determined to prove he deserved them. So far, so good, as he has six sacks and 38 tackles in four games, an impressive stat line considering he had not played linebacker before.
"It has been great, but there is room for improvement," he said. "I'm very comfortable. I feel I'm doing well with teammates and coaches pushing week in and week out."
A physically impressive 6-foot-1, 225-pounds, colleges have been in contact with Moon for several years now, but many wanted to wait until they saw his senior footage. One of those schools is Purdue, who he visited on Saturday night for their clash with Notre Dame.
"It was a great atmosphere. It was a night game, and we got to see the Boilermaker pride. The linebackers played well. I like the coaching staff. They said they would do a five-game evaluation of my senior film. After they look at that, we'll talk and go from there."
One school who has been in heavy contact will come see him soon and it may be a big moment in his recruitment.
"I just got off the phone with Coach Hart from Eastern Michigan and he said he was going to visit me at school on Monday with some good news."
In addition to the Eagles, there are several other schools who remain interested.
"Indiana is showing a lot of interest. I'm visiting this Saturday for the Missouri game. Also some SEC schools have been in contact, Ole Miss has been in contact, and Arkansas."
Moon added that after Indiana, he does not have any more visits planned, but hopes to set some soon.