Huskers pick up CB from Texas

Nebraska is heading into Big Red Weekend with a lot of momentum after recent visits and camps this week. Another added boost was given last night when this cornerback from Texas said that he was "N"!

Trai Mosley from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson came to Lincoln for camp with some things to prove or actually disprove. The 5-foot-10 and 170-pound cornerback has excellent film, but his reported 40-yard dash time was being reported incorrectly around the Internet.

"I came up for camp," Mosley said. "We found a way to make it happen, we drove for 12 hours, from my hometown. Coach Terry Joseph said that they saw my 40 time was being reported online as 4.6. I came in and ran a 4.43. Things turned around from there. I did come individual drills and got a chance to meet the head coach."

After running that time Mosley and his mother returned back to the campus after they had lunch. They were greeted at the stadium by the Nebraska recruiting coordinator who got a chance to show them around the campus a little bit.

"We came back to the stadium around 2:00 yesterday afternoon after we went and ate. Coach Ross Els was there to see us because Coach Joseph got caught up doing some other things. Coach Els took my mom and I for a short tour because we are leaving early today and can't stay for all of Big Red Weekend.

"We got to see a few things on the tour and we got to talking. Coach Els told me that everyone really liked me and what I did at camp. He also said that they wanted me to become part of their program."

Mosley left and came back to the stadium again later yesterday afternoon to talk to the position coach at Nebraska. Mosley got a chance to hear how things are run at Nebraska when you play in the secondary and then he picked up an opportunity to play in that secondary.

"I came back later that day to talk with Coach Joseph. He told me how things ran there under him as the position coach, told me about the playbook and what they run on the field. He also said that he loved how I ran and he offered me a scholarship."

The offer was definitely a tremendous opportunity for Mosley to consider, but he did not accept it immediately. Instead he went back to talk things over with his family and between what he and his mother saw yesterday in Lincoln it was enough to commit.

"I didn't commit right away. We got done at the school around 8:00 and we went back to the hotel. I wanted a chance to speak with my family about things. My mom and I loved it. We loved everything at Nebraska. I committed. I took it because it felt right."

Big Red Weekend starts today, but Mosley is going to travel back to Texas before he can see the end of Big Red Weekend. He says that he will have a chance to head over to the school later today and see a few things that he wants to see before he heads back home.

"We are going to leave sometime later today in the afternoon. It's about a 12 hour drive to get back home. I am going to see some things today that I didn't get to see yesterday like the academic center, the life skills department and talk to the nutritionist and trainers."

The news about another commitment yesterday, just hours after Zack Darlington from Apopka (Flor.) committed, surprised some people. SMU and Texas State had offered Mosley up to that point, but he really wasn't someone "on the radar". Kevin Flaherty from LonghornDigest on is very familiar with Mosley and liked the pick up for Nebraska.

I'm going to be honest with you," Flaherty said. "I flat-out love this pickup. I've seen Mosley a ton this spring and summer through 7-on-7, and he's a heck of a player. He's an outstanding athlete who makes up for his lack of size with excellent burst and insane leaping ability.

"He's a big-time play maker, and a serious competitor. He is one of my favorite kids to watch in Central Texas. Mosley is way under the radar."

Mosley's junior highlights:

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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