Nitro High School has been blessed with one of the most athletic and accurate quarterbacks in the state. Josh Moody is a junior looking to attract some attention from interested D1 schools. After only a handful of games, he is 55 of 76 on completions for a total of 1086 yards. Passing accuracy is roughy 72% this season. The quarterback looks to smash last year’s numbers, being nearly halfway to the 2022 pass yardage after only three games. This is someone WVU needs to give them some passing credibility.
I was on the bandwagon with getting JT Daniels, the pocket passer. Unfortunately, he didn’t pan out. With a stronger focus on developing a fierce presence on the offensive line, pass protection should only improve. While you would expect a highly rated recruit like Nicco Marchiol would be leading the team by then, this could be the next sensible (in-state) talent to follow after. He’s no slouch with taking off with the ball, either, collecting 50 rushing yards in these three 2023 season games so far.
Currently, Moody only holds offers from West Virginia State University, but this can be the type of home-grown talent that we want to keep for ourselves. The 6’1”, 195 lb. passer had this to say for interested schools looking for QB talent:
“ 2025 Pro Style QB with athleticism. I LOVE to compete, and I love the game. I also have a strong arm and very good accuracy that is complimented by good decision making.”
Check out a highlight reel from his sophomore year on Hudl:
photo by WCHS