Cardinal Gibbons' Quintin Moody, selected by Street and Smith's as one of the area's top five players in its 1991-92 basketball preview, yesterday said he would sign with Towson State during the early signing period, which begins today and runs through Nov. 20.
"I feel I can do a lot for them and they can do a lot for me," said Moody. "I'm not above their level [of competition] and I'm not below it."
Last season, Moody, a 5-foot-11 shooting guard, averaged 17.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and had 51 assists and 70 steals in 33 games.
Last summer, Moody made a name for himself at nationally renowned Five Star Camp, twice being chosen the Defensive Player of the Week.
Moody has has scored the minimum 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which is required for freshman eligibility.
He will be the third Gibbons player during coach Ray Mullis' 28 seasons to attend Towson State, but he will be the first to go directly from high school to Towson. Gibbons grads Marty Johnson and Stephen Dorsey transferred to Towson.
Moody said he narrowed his final three choices to Towson, Holy Cross and the University of Maine but had always considered Towson the front-runner because of his familiarity with Towson assistant coach Jim Meil, who recruits the Baltimore area.
"Towson has been with me from the beginning," said Moody. "Ever since my freshman and sophomore years, I've always known Coach Meil to be a very nice guy. He has always shown a lot of interest in me. I kind of went with the school that's been with me all along."
Towson officials are not allowed to comment on recruits until they have signed. Mullis said Towson plans to use Moody at point guard, where the Tigers will be looking for help next season. This year's starter, Devin Boyd, is a senior.