Two-Way Juco Player to Check Out Tigers

A junior college sophomore is making the trip to Auburn this week for an official visit. Comments from the prospect and game action video are featured in this report.

Coffeyville, Kansas--Now that his team has wrapped up the 2009 season with a dominating bowl victory, Brandon Mosley is turning his attention to recruiting and the first stop on his tour of colleges will be Auburn University this week.

A six-foot-six, 275-pound sophomore at Coffeyville Community College, Mosley is scheduled to graduate in December and will have two seasons of eligibility at the Division I level.

Two is a key number where Mosley is concerned. He notes that Auburn has offered him a chance to play at one of two different positions if he signs with the Tigers. This past season for Coffeyville, he played two ways, lining up at end and tackle on defense and tight end on offense.

"Auburn is recruiting me to play tight end or offensive tackle," Mosley tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I talked to their offensive coordinator (Gus Malzahn) and he said that I could play either tight end or tackle for them."

The junior college sophomore has been lining up at a variety of positions since he was a three-year starter at Jefferson, Ga., High School where he also played basketball. He played tight end on offense plus linebacker and end on defense. He also punted.

"I went to Georgia Military for the summer after I got out of high school, but I didn't like the whole military thing so my high school coach called up Coffeyville and that is how I got here," he says of his decision to play at Coffeyville.

His trip to Auburn will be his first official recruiting visit. "I don't know too much about Auburn, but I talk to the coaches a lot," he says. "They are cool and I like them. They have told me a lot about the team and the coaches and how they coach."

A prospect who bench presses 375 pounds, squats 500, power cleans 325, runs a 4.85 40-yard dash and can play multiple positions and who graduate in December, it is not a surprise he is attracting attention from Auburn and other colleges.

"I am also looking at Ole Miss, Florida State, Arizona, K-State and that is probably about it." he notes. "I don't have a favorite right now. I like them all and I want to take my visits. I am going to Ole Miss the next weekend after I go to Auburn and then I am going to Florida State after that."

Mosley says that Ole Miss and FSU are recruiting him to play tight end.

Last Saturday the Coffeyville Red Ravens traveled to Rochester, Minn., where they were 54-12 winners over Rochester Community and Training College in the North Star Bowl. "I did pretty well and I didn't get the ball as much as I usually do," says Mosley, who was presented one of the team awards earlier this month for his outstanding play. "I played both ways in the bowl game and I had a lot of pancakes and tackles."

How tough is playing both ways? "I do get tired doing that," he says. "During the season they needed me more at tight end so I spent more time playing there and then they would put me on defense when they needed me like in goal line situations."

Commenting on what he hopes to find in making a college choice in the coming weeks, he says, "I am looking for great coaches and I want to find a place where I will be able to fit in. I am looking for a place where the players are like a family and a place where I can get playing time."

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