Pittsburgh Central Catholic RB Damion Jones-Moore drawing D-1 interest
Written by: Josh Funk on Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Pittsburgh Central Catholic has always prided itself on a strong rushing attack, and feature running back Damion Jones-Moore has been the key to the engine the last two seasons. He’s also picked up some Division-1 interest along the way.
Jones-Moore, a 5’7, 165-pound athlete for the Vikings, has received interest, but no verbal scholarship offers, from five Division-1 programs, according to national recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com. Interested parties in the Central Catholic feature back include Cincinnati, Michigan, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia.
Jones-Moore was one of six Central Catholic athletes named as a 1st-team selection to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s All-Big East Conference team and was part of a Viking offensive unit that averaged 30.1 points per game last season.
He capped his junior season with his second straight 1,000-yard rushing output, amassing 1,089 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. Those numbers would likely have mirrored his sophomore season (1,457 yards, 17 TD) had it not been for a mid-season groin injury that limited his presence on the gridiron. For his career, Jones-Moore has rushed for 3,420 yards, and, barring unforeseen circumstances, should become the second 4,000-yard rusher in Central Catholic history. He has a chance to break the school’s career rushing yardage record, currently owned by Eugene Jarvis (4,375 yards), a mark of which Jones-Moore is 955 yards shy.
Central Catholic finished 11-1 in 2010, reaching the WPIAL AAAA semifinals before falling to eventual WPIAL and PIAA AAAA champion, North Allegheny, 17-7.
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