May 21, 2012

Mosely has Spartan offer

One of the players that the Spartans staff is looking at closely for the class of 2013 is cornerback Darius Mosely of O'Fallon High School in Illinois. The 5-foot-11, 185-poudn prospect has an impressive list of scholarships that includes Michigan state. Spartanmag.com caught up with Mosely and got the details on his recruitment.

Mosely is rated a 3-star recruit and the #25 player in the nation by Rivals.com. His offer list not only includes the Spartans, but other Big Ten programs such as Iowa, Illinois, Purdue and Northwestern. We asked him about his offers and his thoughts on Michigan State University.

"I have 15 offers right now," Mosely said. "Michigan State has offered, but I do not know a lot about them yet. I know thier football program is great. Coach Samuel and Coach Barnett stopped by my school. I have not been up there, but I hope to visit sometime this summer. I alreayd have a trip planned to Iowa."

The fact that the Spartans have Coach Barnett and Coach Samuel involved in Mosely recruitment is a strong indication that he is a player that the staff has high on the recruiting board. You can be sure the staff wants an opportunity to show Mosely what Michigan State has to offer. We asked Mosely about what he is looking for in a school and if he has a timetable as far as making his decision.

"I will be making my decision before my senior season, Mosely indicated. I am looking for a school that has good academics, a strong football program, a good overall environment and the opportunity to compete for early playing time."

With Michigan State set to graduate All-Big Ten cornerback Johnny Adams and Darqueze Dennard heading into his junior year, an opportunity will be there for the right player to make an early impact in the Spartan secondary. It is for that reason that the staff has been very selective with offers for the class of 2013. In addition to Mosely, the other top targets appear to be Darian Hicks and Solomon Warfield.

Another positive aspect in Mosely's recruitnment, in addition to his talent, is the fact that he is a very strong student. Mosely carries a 3.5 GPA and takes the role of student-athlete serious. What he decides to major in could factor into his decision making process.

SpartanMag.com will continue to keep in contact with Mosely in the coming weeks. If he does make a trip up to East Lansing to learn more about the Michigan State program and meet with the coaching staff we will be sure to provide the latest details.

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