Fab Four

Geismar, La., Dutchtown star Torrance Mosley and teammate Corey McBride came out on the winning end of a match-up Friday night in Louisiana with fellow Razorback 2014 commits Dwayne Eugene and Henre' Toliver.

It's not often that four Arkansas football commitments are playing on one field against each other – especially out of state - but that was the case in Geismar, La., last Friday night.

The Geismar Dutchtown duo of Torrance Mosley (5-10, 180, 4.41) and Corey McBride (6-2, 180, 4.34) faced off against the Metairie Archbishop Rummel pair of linebacker Dwayne Eugene (6-2, 215, 4.5) and cornerback Henre' Toliver (6-1, 180, 4.5).

In the end and despite six fumbles, Dutchtown rallied from a 21-0 halftime deficit to edge Rummel 31-28 in double overtime.

"It was great to get out of there with the win,, especially with all the fumbles – one of which was mine," Mosley said. "We just kept fighting and stayed in there and finally got it done in the end."

The quartet are among 17 current Razorback pledges for the 2014 class.

"It was great playing against those guys and knowing that we were all going to be on the same team at Arkansas in the future," Mosley said. "We were together at camp at Arkansas. They are some great guys and great players."

The win for Dutchtown (4-1) was revenge for a 21-10 loss to Rummel (3-2) in the 5A regional playoffs last season.

I've been part of a lot of big wins on this field – that is as big as any," Dutchtown Coach Benny Saia told The Times Picayune . "They're the defending state champs and we spot them 21 points, but we battled back. (Rummel) is a great football team. I don't know what to say."

He was especially proud of rallying from down 21-0.

"They didn't quit," Saia said. "We will ourselves into the game. That's why we won the game. I think we came together as a team tonight. What a good high school football game."

Mosley – who lines up mostly at tailback in high school but is set to be a wide receiver in college – had 10 carries for 47 yards and a catch for 17 yards in the game.

He has 330 yards rushing and a touchdown this season as well as 4 catches for 43 yards.

"I've been playing pretty well, but there are always things that I can do better on and I will keep working hard to do that," Mosley said. "I just really like our team and where we are headed."

McBride – also a wide receiver prospect – had a 79-yard touchdown catch when his team was down 21-0 while hauling in four receptions for 110 yards on the night.

He has now caught 15 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns this season while using his blazing speed for 80 yards rushing on reverses.

"Corey is big and fast and it's hard for anybody to cover him and certainly catch him," Mosley said. ‘He's been big for us this season, just like he was the other night."

Eugene had six tackles while cornerback Toliver chipped in a 44-yard punt return that got Rummel inside the Dutchtown 10 and set up a score.

Eugene has 26 tackles and Toliver 15 this season for the Raiders.

"I got a chance to talk to those guys after the game," Mosley said. "They were both out there on defense going hard and it was just something that was really cool to know they are going to be at Arkansas next season with us."

All four prospects were landed by current Arkansas wide receivers coach and Louisiana native Michael Smith, who played his prep ball at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

"He's just a great coach, a great person and a funny guy and I know that Corey and I can't wait to get to Arkansas and play for him," Mosley said. ‘He's going to make us better with his coaching and keep us laughing while he is a doing it."

Mosley has had a chance to watch Arkansas (3-3) play several games this season.

"I think they have been doing pretty good, but obviously it is not something that you can just turn around overnight," Mosley said. "They have got some great young players and are going to bring in some more.

"I think Corey and I both think that we can help them next season," Mosley said. "It's tough in the SEC, but I know these coaches are great ones that are going to have Arkansas back fighting for the top soon."

Mosley said it was easy to pick Arkansas.

"I have been an Arkansas fan since Darren McFadden so when the opportunity presented itself, I didn't want to wait," Mosley said. "I'm happy I am going to be a Razorback. All four of us are."





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