Elite RB Favors UM

With an offer sheet that has now reached 40, this super talent is starting to narrow things down. After winning the MVP at a Nike camp this summer, he talks about the Hurricanes and why they lead for his services. He also talks about his goals coming into his senior year.

At 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely standout Tyrone Moss proved this spring/summer why he is the top running back prospect in the state of Florida. He had close to 200 yards and three touchdowns in his spring jamboree and was then named the MVP at Michigan State's summer camp, which was the only one he attended this year.

With 4.43 speed, Moss is shooting for several records this season. One of the nation's elite running back prospects, Moss ran for 425 yards as a freshman; 2,500 as a sophomore; and 2,100 as a junior. He's aiming for a career rushing record in Broward County as well as the state touchdown record, which is currently held by former Kissimmee Osceola standout and current Florida Gator Willie Green. Moss has 73 up to this point, 34 shy of the state record.

However, none of that really matters to Moss. "I really don't care about any of the personal stuff," he said. "All I care about is winning a state championship. We came up short last year when Delray Atlantic beat us. That's not going to happen this year. That's all I care about."

Moss, a full academic qualifier (2.7/870), also competes in track. He does the 100m (personal best of 10.9 last year despite battling a hamstring pull for most of track season) and the 4X1.

With an offer sheet that has now reached 40, this super talent is starting to narrow things down.

"I like Miami, Michigan State, LSU, Penn State, Wisconsin, and maybe a couple more," he said. All of his favorites have sent him written scholarship offers.

Moss talked about the Hurricanes.

"Miami's looking good," he said. "I'm really looking forward to taking one of my trips to Miami. They're No. 1 on my list right now. I took an unofficial visit there with a couple of my teammates about a month ago and I really liked it. Everything was nice. I met with the coaches, including Larry Coker. When we walked into his office, he had jerseys laid out with our names and numbers on them. I saw a Miami jersey with my name and No. 3 on it and it looked pretty good."

Moss, whose teammates Andrew Bain and Cyrim Wimbs are also leaning to the Hurricanes, said the hand-written letters that he's gotten from Coker have been encouraging.

"I first talked to him in the spring," he said. "Then I talked to him on the visit. He writes me letters and was talking about some injury problems they're having at tailback. He said they're excited about me and that Miami provides an opportunity for me to play as a true freshman."

Before any of that happens, Moss and his teammates have a Class 5A state championship to win. "That's what it's all about right now," Moss said.

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