2015 Husker profile: Trai Mosley

Nebraska continues to highlight all 85 scholarship players on the Huskers' 2015 roster. Today we look at redshirt cornerback Trai Mosley, who will likely factor into the two-dep.

Trai Mosley

Position: CB

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

High School: Hendrickson high school (TX)

Year: Redshirt-freshman

2014 review:
Redshirted after a solid fall camp, where he competed with fellow freshman Josh Kalu and Chris Jones for time.

Mosley was an asset on the scout team.

2015 preview:
The Nebraska secondary is loaded and this includes the corner spot, where someone very talented is going to be left off the two-deep.

Senior Daniel Davie and his 13 career starts (36 appearances) seems poised for corner starting spot, but a handful of others will be fighting for the spot opposite of him. This includes Mosley, who received first-team reps in the spring with Davie nursing an ankle injury for much of the 15 practices.

Described a ballhawk during high school, Mosley proved it again in March and April, including an interception in the Red-White game. It wasn’t the only time this spring he had picked off a Husker quarterback.

BRR projection: If Nebraska was playing BYU tomorrow, Rose would likely be the guy, but Mosley’s late surge in spring practices definitely didn’t go unnoticed by his position coach Brian Stewart. Stewart also offered Mosley when he was with Maryland.

The redshirt freshman will get a chance in fall camp to win the job. We think experience wins out in this one. But, he still will be on the two-deep and will likely get a spot action along the way.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Mosley came to Nebraska’s camp in 2013 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 his recruiting class.

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 Scout.com in mid-January. “He didn't want me going anywhere else. The coaching staff loved me.”

A three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 56 corner in the 2014 class, Mosley helped Hendrickson to a 10-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A Division 2 State Playoffs.

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