Mosley buys into Butch, Vols

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Tennessee added another hefty brick to an already sturdy list of defensive line commitments.

Scout four-star defensive tackle Charles Mosley committed to Tennessee on Monday, becoming the 34th member of the Vols' 2014 recruiting class.

Mosley chose Tennessee over finalists Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn.

With the Vols losing its entire starting defensive line because of graduation, the 6-foot-5, 353-pounder marks the fourth four-star defensive linemen the Vols have bagged to go along with three three-stars.

"I'm just excited about it," Mosley told InsideTennessee. "There's going to be a lot of quarterbacks hurting."

The Brighton (Tenn.) High School standout doesn't have a winding list of reasons why Tennessee stuck out above the rest of his dozens of scholarship offers.

In his own words, he simply bought into Tennessee coach Butch Jones' rebuilding plan.

"I just love what coach Jones has going over there," Mosley told IT. "They've been struggling for a couple of years and right from the start he just let me know what he was trying to do. I bought into what he was selling. Man, I love what he has going on."

But Jones isn't the only Vols coach to successfully sell Mosley on his vision.

Mosley's lead recruiter was Tennessee defensive line coach Steve Stripling. Mosley said his relationship with Stripling played an important part in his decision.

"That's a great man," the nation's No. 26 defensive tackle said. "Everyplace he has been he's done a great job. So you know, he works hard. He's a great coach."

Mosley took in three Tennessee games this season and is excited to soak in the Neyland Stadium atmosphere on the field rather than in the stands.

"It's a great environment to be a part of. Neyland Stadium, you know, it's a big, big stadium and a big, big stage to be playing on," Mosley told IT. "…Big stage and big fan base I'm gonna be a part of."

But Mosley already has his eyes on a game and atmosphere scheduled during year three of his Tennessee tenure.

Mosley, who openly claims to love attention, said he can't wait to be a part of the Tennessee-Virginia Tech game held at Bristol Motor Speedway and played in front of its near-160,000 seating capacity.

"I like attention. So that's basically made for me," Mosley said. "I love those types of things. That's going to be crazy."

Mosley will not enroll early, but still plans to check in on campus as fast as he can.

"My mom, you know, she wants to spend some time with me before I go," Mosley said. "But I want to try and get out there as fast as I can to hit that weight room."

This season, Mosley recorded 20 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Danny Parker contributed to this report

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