Clint Moseley: The Drive For Five

Leroy senior quarterback Clint Moseley talks about playing for a state title on Saturday.

Leroy, Ala.--Senior quarterback Clint Moseley and the Leroy Bears will be in a familiar position on Saturday afternoon playing for another state championship.

The back-to-back winner in both football and baseball, Moseley is hoping for number five when his 14-0 team takes on 12-2 Sulligent at Legion Field.

"To get to one state championship is just a dream," the 6-5, 200 Moseley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "For this to be my third football one and my fifth state championship game you never get tired of it. It's unexplainable."

Running Leroy's spread attack to perfection along with talented running back Michael Bracy, Moseley has been virtually unstoppable as a senior. In 14 games he has thrown for 3,423 yards with 37 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He has added over 650 rushing yards and 15 scores on the ground as well. He says for him the key to his play has been about making better decisions as a senior.

"Last year was a good year, a very good year," Moseley says. "I had good stats and all that stuff, but I've definitely gotten better this year about not forcing things. I have thrown four interceptions, but only once this year have I thrown an interception trying to force things. Two of them were tipped balls and another was a terrible call. Last year I tried to do too much and this year I'm trusting my receivers more. I'm trying to stay in the pocket and not scramble into danger."

Last week Leroy traveled to Reeltown and defeated the host Rebels 26-6 behind a solid night from Moseley. He completed 13-22 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown on a we and very foggy night.

Moseley looks for a receiver on a dark night in Reeltown.

One of the high points of the season for Moseley and his teammates was a week 10 showdown with 1A power Sweetwater. Dropping games to the Bulldogs the last two seasons, Leroy finally got the win they've been looking for by a score of 28-21. Moseley says that victory meant more than just another win as far as he's concerned.

"There are a lot of different reasons the game was big," Moseley says. "It's definitely revenge because they've killed us the last two years. We've been hearing it from Sweetwater fans for two years now. It was big to win it for that reason.

" It's also helped us in the playoffs because if we can beat a team like Sweetwater then if we're on our game we can play with most teams 1-4A and maybe above. It just says a lot about us and boosted our confidence up a little."

Moseley delivers from the pocket.

With his ability to pass with pinpoint accuracy, his knowledge of the game, the ability to run the football, and being an honor student with a 4.0 GPA, Moseley seems like the ultimate quarterback prospect. So far though he's only received offers from some smaller schools to this point.

"Things are going good," Moseley says. "Some schools have dropped off and some have picked up. It has been about the same. I have offers from Marshall, Arkansas State, UAB, South Alabama and Jacksonville State."

A team that has picked up its efforts recently is Auburn. Showing some interest early in the process, the Tigers slacked off early in the season, but he notes that he recently got some contact from the Tigers and took a trip to the Plains.

"Coach (James) Willis called the week before the UT-Martin game and wanted me to come up," Moseley says. "I wasn't able to come up for that one, but I got to go to the Georgia game. I went to the LSU game, but didn't talk to any coaches. This time I talked to Coach Willis twice. He said they got some tape and they were going to watch it and call me back. They haven't called me back yet."

With several offers and schools such as Auburn and Alabama still on his radar, Moseley says he's keeping an open mind about recruiting and is just planning on taking things slow until he's ready to make a decision.

"I'm not necessarily waiting on one school," Moseley says. "I'm going to wait and see what happens. If not then I'll make my choice of schools. Right now I have plenty of time. I'm just going to be patient. I don't think I'm ready right now to make a decision. I have to take my visits first."

Also an outstanding baseball player, Moseley was named MVP of the Class 2A title series in the spring and went 12-2 as a pitcher for the Bears.


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