The dual-threat quarterback adds another dimension for any offense and one up-and-coming prospect in that category is junior E.J. Moss.
Moss, an Ashville, Ala., native, is rated as the No. 22 quarterback in the 2014 class and is a three-star prospect according to FOX Sports NEXT. He already has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound signal caller was in Knoxville, Tenn., for Tennessee's 44-13 loss to the defending BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
"I love Rocky Top," Moss told InsideTennessee. "It is a great environment and it was a really good game even though it was a tough loss. Both teams are great schools to play for."
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Moss has been recruited by Tennessee cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley and has also developed relationships with several coaches on the Volunteer staff.
"I like the coaches at Tennessee, the quarterback coach (Jim Chaney, coach (Darin) Hinshaw and coach (Derek) Dooley," Moss said. "I love the atmosphere at the games. I have a really good relationship with the cornerbacks coach, coach Ansley from Alabama and now here. I really like coach Ansley."
Moss, while concentrating hard on his junior season, has put time into thinking about the recruiting process and what will be important to him will selecting his future home.
"Now that I have really sat down, thought about everything and talked to my parents — position, what position do teams want me to play, when will I be able to play," Moss said. "Who is going to be in front of me, where do I feel comfortable? All those things will be important to me."
Moss and Ashville (Ala.) High School are having a tough 2012 season sitting at 2-7 with just one week remaining in the season, but the junior is still focused on improving his game.
"My season is going good, just making a few mistakes and I am just focused on getting better," Moss said. "I want to help my team win games and win out the rest of the season.
"I have gotten a lot better in my passing game since last season. I have made a lot of progress there. I am still pretty good running the ball too. I am just trying to improve my game all around right now."
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