Recruiting: New Prospect Mosley Talks OSU

There are several buzz names in recruiting right now as Oklahoma State gets very close to hitting its limit in the 2008 recruiting class. Those buzz names include running back D'Anthony Curtis of Camden (Fairview), Ark.; safety Victor Johnson of Waco, Texas; wide receiver Jameel Owens of Muskogee, Okla., and the hot new name is tight end Jamal Mosley of Memphis (Kingsbury), Tenn.

Mosley is a new name that it turns out is one of the top tight end prospects in the country. The 6-4, 232-pound Mosley can run a 4.7 flat in the 40-yard dash and this past season caught 24 passes for 479 yards and 7 touchdowns. That is an average of almost 20 yards a reception and his coaches rave about his blocking ability. He is a do-everything tight end.

"I'm really becoming more interested in Oklahoma State, but I have four visits coming up in January and February," said Mosley. "I'm visiting Kentucky on Jan. 11, North Carolina on Jan. 18, Tennessee on Jan. 25, and Oklahoma State on Feb. 1."

He also listed Mississippi as another school he was interested in. He said coaching changes have come into play in sparking him to be even more interested in Oklahoma State.

"I really like Coach Taylor (new OSU assistant Trooper Taylor)," said Mosley. "He and I have established a good relationship, so I may bump my visit to Tennessee to go earlier to Oklahoma State. They run the spread offense and their tight end Brandon Pettigrew is somebody I've been compared to and that if I go there depending on whether Pettigrew goes to the NFL, I could play some early."

Mosley is very athletic for a bigger athlete. He used to play basketball and also did double duty in the past in football playing defensive end. He said he has a 315-pound bench press max and a 495-pound best in the squat. He grew up early in New Orleans before his family moved to Memphis about nine years ago. His dad is in the military and Mosley is serious about his football and his education as he says he wants to major in communications.

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