Profile 2003 - Jarvis Moss (DE)

Jarvis Moss may be the top rated prospect in the Lone Star State. The defensive end from Denton Ryan had a MONSTER junior campaign, recording 122 tackles, 52 tackles for a loss and 28 sacks. And Moss loves the college football programs from the state of Florida.

One of the nation's top defensive end prospects will be Jarvis Moss from Denton (Tex.) Ryan High School. As a junior, he racked up 122 tackles, 52 tackles for a loss and 28 sacks. Incredible! His teammate, defensive end Brian Smith (signed with Missouri) recorded 35 sacks. What a duo.

"Jarvis is a speed rusher that is very quick off the ball," said Denton Ryan Head Coach Joey Florence. "He already has several offers." According to Moss, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Missouri and UCLA have offered him a scholarship. A few more should be on the way. In fact, after the May Evaluation process, Mr. Moss should have the market cornered when it comes to scholarship offers.

"Florida State came by the school today (Wednesday) and Florida just called," said Moss. "I really like the Florida schools a lot. That is where the best ball is played. I also like Texas, Oklahoma and UCLA. Playing time could be a big factor but the most important is the coaching staff."

Moss also plays basketball and goalie for his high school soccer team. His is a cousin of Denton Ryan quarterback James Battle and the two are very close friends.

"He is like a brother to me and we want to play college ball together."

His older brother, Chris Miss, plays defensive end at North Texas.

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