Dakota Mosley was hoping to receive an official offer during his journey to Knoxville this past weekend, although it didn't happen, the talented tight end feels the Vols are very close to offering.
"The trip really went great," Mosley told InsideTennessee.com Sunday evening. "Tennessee really seems close to offering me, after this trip I'm really hoping the offer arrives soon."
It's pretty apparent that if the Arkansas tight end gets an official offer, he will be headed to Big Orange Country.
"That's the offer I'm hoping for," Mosley said. "Yeah I probably would commit on the spot, especially after my visit there this weekend. I loved everything about the school. The coaching staff is incredible and I really enjoyed meeting the current players on the team."
Recruiting Coordinator Ed Orgeron is in charge of recruiting Mosley and the former head coach appears to have made a great impression during the recruiting process.
"Coach Orgeron is incredible," Mosley said. "He really seems to care about me as a person, not just as a football player. I get hand written notes from him and the entire coaching staff, they make me feel very wanted and made me feel really comfortable while I was there this weekend."
Mosley got a chance to sit down and visit with Volunteer Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin during his visit.
"Coach Kiffin told me that the coaching staff will come see my spring practice," Mosley said. "They really seem like they are very close to offering me."
Does Mosley have an early favorite?
"Most definitely it's Tennessee at the top," Mosley said. "Very much so after the visit this weekend, I already knew a lot about the school, but this weekend I got a chance to get to know the coaching staff. They really mean business at times, but they also like to have fun. I like that about them a lot."
Mosley likes the fact that Knoxville is a bigger city compared to some small college towns.
"I like the size of the city," Mosley said. "Everyone told me there is always something to do there."
Mosley was also surprised by the crowd at Saturday's spring game.
"To see how the fans support their program was amazing," Mosley said. "I never dreamed that there would be that many fans at a spring game. It was an incredible atmosphere."
Mosley has already made plans to attend summer camp at Tennessee on June 1 and 2 and plans on taking fellow teammate Michael Dyer with him.
"Mike couldn't make it up this weekend," Mosley said. "Hopefully he will make the trip with me in June. He is an amazing athlete."
Mosley is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound athlete who runs a 4.8 forty. He finished his junior season with 36 receptions for 378 yards and five touchdowns.