The decision is coming

InsideTennessee brings you the latest on the Tennessee football recruiting front. Scroll down to read an update on Charles Mosley.

Grinning, Charles Mosley offered his opinion why Tennessee commit Jack Jones beat him out for the Class AAA lineman Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award.

"I knew Jack was going to win, and it's only because he was committed to Tennessee already," Mosley told InsideTennessee. "That's the only reason he won. For real. But, no, that's my guy. I'm proud of him. He's a great player."

While it won't change the outcome of Monday afternoon's annual TSSAA awards banquet, the Scout four-star defensive tackle could join Jones as a Tennessee commit.

The Brighton (Tenn.) High School standout will announce his college decision around noon Friday. Tennessee, Alabama,Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn are his finalists.

While Mosley deemed Tennessee his "No. 1 school" just as the banquet ended and has visited Knoxville three times this season, he maintains that all of his finalists still have a shot for his talents.

"I've made my decision, but everyone is just going to have to see what happens. It's been a fun ride, you know, but I'm just ready to go ahead and make a decision," Mosley said. "Lots of coaches are worried because I just took my official visit to Tennessee, but everyone is still in there."

That said, Mosley raved about Tennessee and its new direction under coach Butch Jones.

"I just love the way they got that program rollin', man," He told IT. "That's a great place."

Mosley also praised Tennessee defensive line coach Steve Stripling, who is serving as his lead recruiter.

"That's a great man," Mosley said. "I always talk to the players to see what type of guy he is, and everyone loves him. They say he is a great person and coach and all that."

"Nah, I like this kind of stuff. I love the attention."

Charles Mosley

While some hotly-recruited prospects are relieved to put an end to the whirlwind that is the recruiting process, that's far from the case with Mosley.

There will be no nerves when hoards of his peers, family members, teammates and friends huddle into the school's gym Friday to await his announcement.

"Nah, I like this kind of stuff," Mosley said when asked about possible jitters. "I love the attention." While Mosley wasn't the player capturing the Mr. Football Award and the attention Monday, he said he felt "blessed" to be apart of the event regardless of the outcome.

"I'm just happy to be nominated and be a part of this," Mosley said. "It's a big time event and I'm just happy to represent my school and my parents. Just glad to be here."

This season, Mosley recorded 20 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the All-District team for the second consecutive year.

InsideTennessee's Danny Parker contributed to this report.


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