Interest From Tigers Excites In-State Star

A high school football standout who should receive strong consideration for Alabama's Player of the Year got some good news this weekend.

Leroy, Ala.--For Leroy High senior quarterback Clint Moseley, 2008 has been a whirlwind of excitement.

First he won the MVP of the state baseball tournament as the Bears won their second consecutive championship. On Saturday he capped his third straight football title by winning MVP honors in a 41-8 victory over Sulligent.

The best news of the day came after the game though as Moseley got word that he finally had his first big offer on the table. Even without a head coach at the moment, Auburn's James Willis got word to the quarterback that he was welcome at Auburn.

"That's probably the most exciting moment of the whole day yesterday," Moseley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "My preacher (James Watkins) came up to me before the game started and he had talked to Willis a few minutes before. He said, ‘Remember when I told you that good things come to those who wait.' I said yes sir and he said, ‘I'll tell you after the game what that means.'

"Right before we started taking pictures with the trophy he pulled me to the side and said that I had waited and been patient and he had talked to Willis and they wanted to offer me a full scholarship," Moseley adds. "My mind was already blank at the time. I really didn't know what to think. 'Is this really happening? 15-0 and MVP and get offered by a great SEC school.' I just really couldn't dream this up."

Moseley says he talked to Willis via phone on Sunday afternoon and the coach wanted to make an offer even though the Tigers are currently without a head coach. "Coach Willis said it can't be official until a new head coach is named, but he told me that he is very sure the new coach will want me to be a part of the team."

Moseley says he is very high on the Tigers, even though there is no head coach in place. "It obviously plays into it a little bit," Moseley says. "It really does depend on who they bring in."

Despite being bothered by a virus that required him to receive several IVs on the days leading up to Saturday's title game, Moseley delivered without a hint of any problems in the 41-8 win. He completed 15-27 passes for a Super Six 2A record 272 yards and two touchdowns.

"To be 15-0 my senior year and considered one of the best teams in Leroy history is what you dream of," Moseley says. "It's what we worked for this whole season and off season. For it to come true is unbelievable. It's one of the best things of my life.

"They were a very good team," Moseley adds. "They had a lot of athletes that kept them in the game. Obviously when the Massey kid went down their chances were slimmed by a lot. I thought our defense played amazing. To hold Sulligent to eight points is amazing considering they had scored 30 pretty much every game this year. I really felt our defense won the game for us."

Moseley capped off a huge senior year by winning the game's most valuable player award. He says that while he's not sure it should have gone to him, he'll cherish the honor.

"That's not a goal you set before the game," Moseley says. "You don't think about winning the MVP. It's definitely good to win it. I felt that I didn't play as good as I should have yesterday. I don't think I was deserving of it. I thought our defense as a whole should have won it, but I know they don't do that. It's a great honor and I'm very proud and excited to win that."

For the season Moseley threw for 3,695 yards and 39 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He also added nearly 700 yards on the ground and 15 touchdowns.


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