Leroy QB Moseley Says Yes to the Tigers

Alabama's Mr. Football talks about his decision to play for the Tigers and highlight videos of the quarterback are featured.

Leroy, Ala.--Quarterback Clint Moseley received a scholarship offer via cell phone from Auburn on Sunday and quickly said yes to the Tigers.

"I am going to play football for the Tigers," Moseley tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am thrilled about it and I can't wait to get to Auburn."

Moseley is Alabama's Mr. Football after leading Leroy High to the state 2A football title this past season as well as the two previous seasons. He was the MVP of the Super Six and was the MVP of the state baseball championship last spring and he will try to lead Leroy to a third straight baseball championship later this year.

The 6-5, 200-pounder threw for 3,695 yards and 39 touchdowns with just four interceptions as a senior. He rushed for 15 more touchdowns and nearly 700 ground yards.

At Legion Field in December, Moseley throws a pass for the Leroy Bears.

In the state championship game, a 41-8 victory over Sulligent, he threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

"I was on my way home from Jonesboro, Arkansas where I was taking an official visit to Arkansas State," Moseley says in describing where he was when he found out about the offer. "I was around Meridian and Coach Powell (Leroy High coach Danny Powell) called me and said, 'Have you got a call yet?' I said 'no sir.' He said, 'Coach Chizik just called me and told me they are going to offer you.'

"Sure enough, a few minutes later Coach (James) Willis called and asked about my trip and he said, 'Coach Chizik wants to talk to you.' He got on the phone and asked me about the trip and then he said, 'Well, we want you to be an Auburn Tiger and play football for Auburn.' Man, I was excited and I said yes. He said he wants me to come win games like you have been doing and that you are our guy."

Moseley said he is particularly excited about the opportunity to play quarterback under the direction of AU's new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Gus Malzahn, who just joined the Tiger staff after his Tulsa team finished a terrific offensive season with a victory in the GMAC Bowl over Ball State.

"I saw that game and it was impressive," says Moseley, who is an honor student. "I am excited about playing in that offense. Who wouldn't be?"

Clint Moseley throws a pass in a state playoff road win in the fog at Reeltown this past season.

Moseley says he was hoping he would get an offer from the Tigers, especially after Willis told him at the state championship Super Six weekend to expect an offer from Auburn. "In the back of my mind I was hoping I would get an offer, but I am big on not getting my hopes up too high. I wasn't living or dying by it, but I really thought I was.

"All of my friends and people around the community told me not to worry because they said it is going to happen," adds Moseley, who had earlier offers from UAB, Marshall, Arkansas State and South Alabama.

It has been an incredible run for Moseley in recent months. He led Leroy to the state baseball title last spring, then followed it up with a 2A football title with an unbeaten season plus the title of Mr. Football he won in December.

"How many guys can say they won state, played on an undefeated team and won Mr. Football," he says. "I can't say how blessed I am."

Moseley, a star QB for Leroy since his sophomore season, says he plans to take his official visit to Auburn on the weekend of Jan. 30th.

"I plan to start working hard right now to be ready to be an Auburn Tiger," he says. "I am very excited about the opportunity."




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