Khaynin Mosley-Smith has had to endure a lot to get to Pitt. On the eve of the end of fall training camp, he was ruled ineligible because of an online class he took at his high schools. This of course after practicing every day with the team through training camp.
After the NCAA made its decision, Mosley-Smith enrolled at Milford Prep, where he was recently named Defensive Player of the Year this past season. He finished with eight sacks on the season.
Throughout the season, everything was still set for him to come to Pitt. Then comes the news Tuesday, that Dave Wannstedt was out as head coach.
"I'm just letting it go, there's nothing I can really do until I hear from my coach," Mosley-Smith said. "I'm already there. I don't want to be too worried about it, since I was going to get back next week."
Mosley-Smith said there is no changing in his heart where he will sign.
"Pitt, that's what it's going to be," Mosley-Smith said. "I'm not going anywhere."
He added that the news about Wannstedt is one more bump in the road, but still nothing that will sway him from Pitt. He's only waiting to see what he needs to do to get officially set up with his classes for the spring.
"I hope some of (the coaches), at least half of them stay," Mosley-Smith said. "I hope they can work something out. I'm real familiar with the staff. I already hit one bump on the road, and I'm back at phase one. If it's not one thing, it's the other. All of this went down; I didn't know it was going to happen."
With Mosley-Smith set to enroll for classes for the spring semester, he'll technically be there while Pitt will be preparing for the bowl game against Kentucky. He's already been told, though, that even though he'll be on campus, he will not be eligible to play in it.
"I should be enrolled by then, I don't know how it goes," Mosley-Smith said. "I know I won't be able to travel with the team and play in the bowl game. Even though I'll be there, I don't think they'll let me travel to the game or anything. Otherwise, I'm just waiting to see what's happening with everything."
Despite having to put his Pitt career on hold, Mosley-Smith said he feels good about the way his fall at Milford helped prepare him for the next level even more.
"It went good, I played every game," Mosley-Smith added. "That was a good thing for me."