Linebacker C.J. Moseley, a 6-3, 215-pound junior from Theodore High School, has already developed a reputation as an SEC-caliber prospect who Auburn and many other colleges have been aware of for a long time and offered a scholarship.
A multi-sport athlete, Moseley recently wrapped up his basketball season and is now into track and field. "I will be competing in a track meet on Tuesday," he says.
"Since I finished basketball, I have mainly been working on my upper body strength," he says. "In track I am competing in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and the 400."
Last season, as a sophomore, he qualified for the state meet in the 110 hurdles. "I would say the long jump is my best event," Moseley notes. "I have a best of 23 feet."
Moseley says he doesn't know what his basketball statistics were as a junior. He started and played power forward and center. "I know at the beginning of the season I was averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds."
Moseley has already been to a junior day at Alabama, which he says is one of his favorite colleges.
"My top three are Alabama, Auburn and LSU," he says. "I have been to Alabama a couple of times. I like the playing time I will be able to get there and the campus life." He is being recruited for the Tide by James Willis, the former Auburn coach who had previously recruited him to Auburn.
"At Auburn, when James Willis was there, I had a good relationship with their coach," he points out. "I am looking forward to getting to spend time with the new coaching staff and see how I like them." He points out that Curtis Luper is recruiting him for the Tigers.
"I haven't been up to LSU yet, but I have talked to their recruiting coach and he seems like a good person," Willis says. "I am looking forward to going over there, too."
As a junior the linebacker made Class 6A first team All-State at linebacker with 176 tackles with 18 tackles for lost yardage, including nine quarterback sacks.
"I think shedding blocks and getting sideline to sideline making plays is what I do best," he says.
"I was a leader last year on the team," he adds, noting that he plays outside linebacker in a 3-4 front. "This year I am going to try to be a more active leader in every game. I am going to increase my coverage. I played will (weakside linebacker) so I will be out of the box a lot."