Surprised Backer

Memphis Christian Brothers linebacker Chris Mosby (6-2, 220, 4.6) was very surprised with what he found in Fayetteville on his unofficial visit to the University of Arkansas.

When Memphis (Tenn.) Christian Brothers linebacker Chris Mosby got an offer from the University of Arkansas a couple of months ago, he didn't quite know what to think about the school in Fayetteville.

But then Mosby (6-2, 220, 4.6) took a visit for Junior Day on April 9 and came away very impressed.

"It was just overwhelming," Mosby said. "I had no idea the kind of facilities they had and that the area was so beautiful. Like I said, I was just overwhelmed and they really moved up in my eyes. It was outstanding."

The Razorbacks have sent Mosby his only written offer so far, but he has interest from Memphis, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Kentucky, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Maryland.

"I had a lot of interest and I've been honored by it, especially since I only got to play in three games before getting hurt and making it back for the final three," Mosby said. "But I think my sophomore year was pretty good and that got my name out."

Mosby, who has also made spring visits to LSU and Ole Miss, had 85 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore. He recorded 75 tackles, 5 sacks and 5 fumble recoveries despite tearing his MCL and missing three full games and parts of two others.

"I think my ability to run and make plays after recognizing what is happening is my biggest strength right now," Mosby said. "I need to get stronger, but that will come once I get into college and have a full offseason."

Mosby misses a lot of the football team's weight training - but still bench presses 305 - and spring practice because he is a "smallish power forward" on the school's basketball program.

"We only went 5-5 during the football season, but we set a school record for victories during the basketball season," Mosby said. "We went 23-7 and were feeling real good about ourselves and then went out and lost in the regionals."

Mosby expects to attend an Arkansas camp this summer, but has not planned out his summer just yet.

"I think I will go to a few camps and maybe a combine, but haven't really sit down and figured that all out right now," Mosby said. "I'll get to that soon."

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