Juco Standout Mosley Chooses Auburn

Auburn picked up a junior college commitment for the 2010 football team.

Jefferson, Ga.--Brandon Mosley returned to his high school to announce he will play college football for Gene Chizik's Tigers and sign scholarship papers to enroll at Auburn.

A two-way standout at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, Mosley chose the Tigers over Ole Miss, Florida State and a variety of other colleges.

The announcement at Jefferson High that he was going to play for the Tigers drew cheers from the crowd at the school and relief from the prospect. "It was a tough decision choosing between Auburn, Ole Miss and Florida State," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "All of them are good programs.

"It came down to the fact that I really like Auburn and it is a great opportunity for me," he adds.

As a mid-term junior college graduate he can enroll in classes at Auburn in January and he will have three years to play two seasons.

On Wednesday, the first day mid-term junior college graduates can sign scholarship papers, he announced that is headed for Auburn and signed papers to do that at Jefferson High School. "I really wanted to do it here because this where I have friends and family," he says.

"I am looking forward to getting an apartment and getting started at Auburn," Mosley adds. He notes that Auburn is not a long distance for his family to drive to see him play on game days at AU and that factored into his decision.

Mosley's mother Nancy and his brother Brad attended his announcement ceremony on Wednesday at Jefferson High.

Brandon Mosley signs his scholarship papers as his mother looks on Wednesday at Jefferson High School.

Mosley was an all-conference tight end at Coffeyville, but says he expects to get his first look at Auburn as an offensive lineman.

The 6-6, 275-pounder also played on the defensive line at Coffeyville, but projects as an offensive player for the Tigers.

"Coach Malzahan (offensive coordinator Gus Malzhan) recruited me for Auburn and he said that I will have a great opportunity to play for them next season," Mosley says.

Mosley who took an official visit to Auburn for the Tigers' final home game of the season vs. Alabama, says he really likes the Auburn coaches and players and says he believes Auburn is a good fit for him.

Tim Corbett, an assistant coach at Jackson High who coached Mosley, says the Tigers are getting an athletic prospect. "He has really good, quick feet and he really has a motor," Corbett says.

"He is a guy who practiced with a lot of intensity and he took that intensity with him into the games," the coach adds. "I think Auburn is getting a very athletic player who has a chance to be very successful because he wants to be successful. He made the commitment to see things through by going to junior college and doing what he needed to do and now he is being rewarded for that. I used what he has done as an example for other players to follow."

Corbett also notes that Mosley was an outstanding basketball player in high school.

He will count back on Auburn's 2009 scholarship total with a pair of high school seniors who signed scholarship papers earlier on Wednesday--defensive end Craig Sanders and linebacker Jessel Curry.


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