BRR 2014 profile: Trai Mosley

The true freshman Texas prep is a ballhawk at cornerback.

Trai Mosley

Position: Cornerback

Height/Weight: 5-foot-10/170-pounds

High school: Hendrickson HS (TX)

Year: Freshman

2013 review:
A three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 56 corner in last year’s recruiting class, Mosley helped Hendrickson to a 10-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A Division 2 State Playoffs.

His senior year stats are unknown, but as a junior Mosley recorded 38 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions, and eight pass breakups.

Those numbers and a strong 7-on-7 season the summer before his senior year kept teams from throwing his way in 2013.

2014 preview:
With a 40+ inch vertical, Mosley is able to play much bigger than he actually is. He’s a physical ball-hawk, which Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini really likes. It might allow him to get on the field quicker. Sometimes a corner playing on an island can get by without much experience if he is super athletic - but a redshirt year is likely.

Mosley was also a standout kick returner last season, but likely is behind Demornay Pierson-El and Glenn Irons in the category among incoming freshman.

How he ended up in Lincoln:
Mosley came to Nebraska’s camp last summer a virtual unknown, but walked away a Husker after impressing the coaching staff. It didn’t stop his recruitment from being one of the most difficult to follow in last year’s class.

Trai Mosley

October was when things started to get crazy. First, he visited Baylor and received an offer. A few shorts weeks later, he went to Oklahoma with a teammate and got another scholarship put on the table. It was becoming quite clear the Texas product was looking around.

Nebraska never panicked and waited their turn until late November, when the Huskers got a chance to host the corner again. The visit was a solid one and everyone thought Mosley was done – that was until Terry Joseph decided to leave for Texas A&M, and the rumors regarding Mosley’s recruitment heated up again. It wasn’t until Mosley talked to the former Nebraska assistant that his decision became final.

”I spoke with him and he was telling me that Nebraska is the best fit for me,” Mosley told in mid-January. “He didn't want me going anywhere else. The coaching staff loved me.”

Mosley played on the U.S. Under-19 National Team against Team Canada in early February. His team won 43-7 in the International Bowl.

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