As part of the "Tiger Prowl", seven Auburn coaches are touring the state of Alabama visiting high schools. Their tour started on Monday in Mobile.
That meant Theodore High was on the must-see list because of 6-2, 223 linebacker C.J. Mosley. While he says he knew Auburn coaches were going to be in his school, seeing a stretch limousine and seven assistant coaches step out was an unexpected treat for him.
"Some of Auburn's staff were at my spring practice today," Mosley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They couldn't really talk to me, but they were watching."
Mosley was watching the coaches as well as they arrived in a white stretch limo with Auburn flags and logs on it.
"They pulled up pretty clean," Mosley says. "I didn't know exactly what was coming out. I thought it would just be a couple of coaches. I was surprised."
Currently holding 11 offers, Mosley says the latest scholarships have come from Ole Miss, Florida State, South Carolina and LSU. With plenty of options, he says he's currently looking at three schools on the top of his list.
"Right now it's still the same with Alabama, Auburn and LSU," Mosley says.
Mosley has a lot of upside because of his size and athleticism.
Having already visited Auburn for a camp last summer and again this spring for a junior day, Mosley says the Tigers are definitely in the hunt for him and he has noticed the way the new coaching staff is coming together under Gene Chizik.
"I really like the staff," Mosley says of Auburn. "When I went up there I just fell in love with their staff. The community is nice and calm. The FCA is strong, they are real into that. The whole thing is great."
Earlier this month Mosley had an opportunity to see another one of his favorites in person as he made the trip to Tuscaloosa for the A-Day game as well as the Scout.com Elite Camp on Sunday. He says the entire weekend went well for him as he got a chance to see the sights as well as test himself against the best.
"The game went pretty good," Mosley says. "I got a chance to walk around the complex again and look at everything. In the combine I did pretty good with my foot work and man-to-man coverage.
"It was fun just to compete," he adds. "It let me know where I stand as far as what I need to do and how I can improve myself."
Mosley says he plans to camp at Auburn, Alabama and LSU this coming summer as well as possibly Florida State. This spring his Theodore team will take place in a spring jamboree at Foley against Blount, Foley and possibly Fairhope.