Rockwall Standout Visits Baylor University

When you talk about middle linebackers, size, speed, toughness, and tackling come to mind. Rockwall Heath standout Austin Moss has these qualities which enable him to be one of the premiere high school football players in the state of Texas. Recently, he visited the Baylor University campus. We caught up with him to find out what he had to say.

Austin Moss stands 6'3" and weighs 210 pounds. He plays middle linebacker for his Rockwall Heath High School football team. He has opened eyes with his play on the field, and has been rewarded by being offered several football scholarhips. Moss reports offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Tennessee, Baylor, Kansas State, Virginia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. With a number of offers from different schools, Moss talks about what his plans are for narrowing down his decision.

"Well, I am going to take a few visits. I am not going to be able to take very many. I went to Baylor. I visted them yesterday. I went to Oklahoma State today, and I will visit Arkansas tomorrow."

Moss talks about how his visit to Baylor University went.

"Everything was great down there. Coach Briles wasn't there, but I got to talk to Coach Norwood. We went over some film and stuff. Coach Achuff gave me the whole tour. The tour was great, and the plans look great. They told me they were going to have the weightroom and all that stuff. Coach Kazadi told me about all of it. It's going to be state of the art, and will be one of the top facilities with what they are doing and everything. They are going to have the academic center right there. It is going to be pretty cool."

After his visit to Baylor, the talented linebacker headed to Stillwater, and visited the campus of Oklahoma State University.

"Obviously, Oklahoma State had a lot of money donated to them. That was pretty cool, I got the tour of that. Not every school can get that type of donation, so that was pretty unique. At Oklahoma State, everything is right there. You have the stadium, then you have the indoor facility, and you have all of the locker rooms and all of that stuff. It makes it a comfortable situation as a player to be in. There is no way you can go wrong, so that is pretty cool."

Moss provides that he enjoyed and liked what he saw from Baylor's strength and conditioning coach, Kaz Kazadi.

"I liked what I saw there. From his plans, to the type of lifting they do, and how he explained things as far as nutrition goes. He knows what parts of the body need to be built."

So with much going on, when does Moss expect to make a decision?

"I would rather get this out of the way. I'd say I will try and get this whole thing out of the way. I would think my mind would be made up by then. By football season, everything should be real clear to me."

One thing is for sure, Austin Moss, who currently plays for his father at Rockwall Heath, will have to move on from the current situation once he begins playing on the collegiate level. Austin admits it is going to be something new, and will definitely take getting used to.

"I think he will still be around. It is pretty cool, but I think it is a part of growing up. You know, taking new steps toward being on your own. He is not going to be around forever."

So, while Austin will likely no longer be coached directly by his father, the words and lessons taught to him by his father will always ring true.

"Being honest with everything you do; work hard and push yourself; at the same time have fun with what you are doing. But there is probably a whole lot more that I have learned from him other than just that. But that all just sticks out."

Moss is currently ranked the 17th best middle linebacker in the country by

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