It’s one-day camp season, and while the Maryland coaches have identified their foremost recruit targets already, there are always a couple late bloomers that emerge during the summer. On June 17, following a standout performance, outside linebacker Jordan Mosley (Haverford/Havertown, Pa.) caught the staff’s eye and picked up his third Big Ten offer from the Terps.
“It was a big offer for me. Beforehand, I had told Coach [Anthony] Tucker, who is my recruiter, that I was going to be there for a camp, and [June 17] we made it happen,” said Mosley, who previously had looks from Rutgers, Temple, Minnesota, UConn and others. “I did well enough in individual drills and one-on-ones that they wanted to offer me. After the camp was over, they told me to go see Coach [DJ] Durkin, and we had a talk in his office. He said he really liked me, he wanted to offer and he’d love it if I chose Maryland when it came time to make my decision.
“I definitely was honored, and I’m definitely going to be considering Maryland. I liked all the coaches I met there and what I saw out of the school. I have nothing negative to say about the place, honestly.”
Mosley had been in contact with Tucker since earlier in the spring. But June 17 he spent most of the day with linebackers coach Matt Barnes, defensive coordinator Andy Buh and then Durkin.
“I definitely liked working with Coach Barnes. I learned some things from him and really liked how he worked with us,” Mosley said. “I liked Coach Buh as well and what he was saying. They said I could fit into Maryland’s scheme very well, and I thought so too. The defense looks like a good fit for me.”
Mosley wasn’t able to tour the entire campus, but he did see videos of the coming facility upgrades and most of the athletic buildings. He said he liked the look of College Park, Md., too.
“What little I was able to see looked great. The facilities they’re building there look like they’re going to be some of the best around,” Mosley said. “But most likely I’ll come back down to get a full tour and really see what it’s like. All the coaches said they’d love to get me back down, and I told them I would later in the summer.”
Beyond the athletic/football aspects of UMD, Mosley said the school’s educational opportunities grabbed his attention too. He’s an honors student at Haverford and said academics are a foremost concern.
“I know it’s a great school, and the Maryland coaches said they have a really good life-after-football program. They said even when the guys aren’t playing football anymore, they can help you with internships and things like that. I definitely liked that about Maryland,” Mosley said.
The only other schools Mosley has seen so far are Rutgers (camped earlier in June) and Temple. He’s trying to hit Boston College, whose coaches are showing interest, June 24, and then Minnesota at the end of the month or in July. Mosley also might head over to Penn State for the Nittany Lions’ July camp since the coaches have been in touch.
“But I’d say right now, in no order, the offers from Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers, Temple and UConn are the ones I’m considering,” Mosley. “Those are all bigger offers and the schools I’ll be looking into.
“The main thing for me is going to be the education; that’ll play a big part in where I go. But also the coaching; I want to be around good coaches and players that are going to elevate my game.”
Mosley said he has no timetable for selecting a school.
“But if I see my top schools are starting to fill up spots then obviously that’s going to speed things up for me,” Mosley said.