Moseley commits to Tennessee

Emmanuel Moseley committed to UNC-Charlotte back in July. However, on Thursday the Greensboro (N.C.) cornerback flipped to Tennessee.

Emmanuel Moseley committed to Tennessee Tuesday night.

"(Defensive backs) coach (Willie) Martinez called me tonight and the first thing he say was, 'Do you want to be Vol?'" said the 6-foot, 160-pound Moseley.

"I had no doubt in my mind that I was ready. Then I talked to the coaches at UNC-Charlotte and they understood."

Moseley camped at Tennessee in July and was hoping the Vols would pull the trigger at some point.

"I had been waiting on this offer," he said. "When I went up there for camp this summer, I really bonded with the coaches and they treated me well. I just like how the coaches are close to each other, too.

"I also love the stadium. The stadium is awesome. Whenever I was walking down to the stadium when I visited, I just said this is home."

Moseley's relationship with coaches also played an important part in his commitment.

"The coaches played a very big role in my decision because you don't want to commit anywhere that you don't have good relationships with the coaches."

Moseley said coach Martinez has already started helping him become a better player.

"Coach Martinez does a great job of teaching me things that I can implement into my game and make me a better player," Moseley said. "I just like the way he coaches. He really gets after you. At the camp, he stayed on me."

The Dudley standout is also excited about the opportunity to play for new head coach Butch Jones.

"He's a great man," said Moseley. "When I went to the camp, he came up to me during warm-ups and thanked me for coming. I was like wow. For the head coach to point me out with over 200 campers there, that was really cool.

"I love what he's doing with the program, too. I just want to be able to make an impact and help out any way that I can."

Moseley said he is 100 percent committed to Tennessee and has already started thinking about his official visit.

"I really want to do it next month sometime," he said. "I'd like to take it at the beginning of October, so I'll probably go up there when they play Georgia (Oct. 5)."

With his decision made, Moseley has accomplished a lifelong goal.

"It hasn't set in that I'm going to be playing in front of 100,000 people, but I know that it will soon," Moseley said. "I've always wanted to play in the SEC. And I've always known I could, but I just needed the opportunity."

Dudley is 3-0 and hosts Durham (N.C.) Hillside this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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