RECRUITING: Florida RB likes OU

Sooners hope late run at Pompano Beach, Fla. running back Tyrone Moss pays off in a visit


Moss is a blowing ball of a talent who is built low to the ground like the Sooners' Quentin Griffin, but with a more physical punch. Moss is a four-year starter on the varsity level as he started his freshman year at Coconut Creek High in Pompano, Florida, where he rushed for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

Moss moved to Ely for his sophomore year where he exploded on the Florida rushing scene finishing with 2,474 yards and 36 touchdowns. Moss continued his great success last season rushing for 2,100 yards and 34 touchdowns.

A sprained ankle has hampered Moss some his senior year costing him two starts, but through eight games Moss has 1,375 and 24 touchdowns with playoff games still to come.

"I am compared to Ricky Williams a lot," said Moss. "I am big, fast, and physical and I can run really fast. Being compared to him is a great honor and I would agree with that, because my running style is a lot like his."

Moss can bench 305 pounds and he has a 34-inch vertical jump. Moss runs the 100M (10. and he runs the first or second leg on the 4X100 relay team. Moss went to the Michigan State summer camp and he ran his fastest forty time of 4.43 seconds. Moss recently took his first visit to Michigan State three weeks ago.

"That visit was alright, but it was not what I expected it to be," said Moss. "They have changed coaches since my visit and I am not really considering them anymore."

Moss also went to Virginia Tech (10-25) and North Carolina.

"I was very impressed with Virginia Tech and I really like them a lot," said Moss. "I had a great time at North Carolina as well and both of those schools will definitely be in the running."

For the final two visits Moss is going to visit Miami (12-6) and his final visit is wide open.

"I am looking at Oklahoma, Michigan, North Carolina State and Ole Miss for that final visit," said Moss. "I talked to Head Coach Bob Stoops a couple of weeks ago and he told me about their whole situation," said Moss. "He told me about Quentin Griffin graduating and how their running back spot is wide open. He said that there is not a great deal of depth on the team behind Griffin. Griffin is having a great year and that is very impressive to me. I would say that I am leaning towards OU for that final visit and I am beginning to like Oklahoma a whole lot."

Moss has qualified.

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