Havertown (Pa.) Haverford SHS outside linebacker Jordan Mosley picked Rutgers as a last-minute camp visit. Mosley made the right choice.
After defensive coordinator Jay Niemann asked Mosley to camp this week, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound outside-linebacker prospect left Rutgers as a scholarship target.
“I'd been in touch with (director of recruiting communications) Omar Hales and coach Niemann and they told me to come down,” Mosley said. “By the time I got to 1-on-1s, I guess I performed well enough to where they wanted to offer me. Coach Niemann told me to meet with coach (Chris) Ash after the camp. He said he liked me, and then we just talked about the school and how I fit their defense.”
Strong-side or weak-side depends on how Mosley grows, he said, but Rutgers is a “top option” regardless of position.
“Rutgers and Temple are the closest offers (to home) for me,” he said. “Rutgers is in the Big Ten, and that means a lot. I came up for a junior day a while back. They have one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. I know they're really good academically. They're starting a new culture. They need talented players, and (Ash) likes the way I fit their defense.”
Mosley does not feel pressured to decide any time soon, but will consider an early commitment if spots run short at one of his top options.
“Education is always No. 1 for me, but the coaches and the team are also important,” he said. “Where is this team headed? Where can the coach bring me? That's what I'm looking at.”