Mossakowski receives A&M offer

As reported by Aggie Websider earlier in the week, Texas A&M coaches have offered quarterback Ryan Mossakowski. David Sandhop visits with the blue-chip's father about the process and what turned A&M coaches onto his son.

Highly-touted signal caller Ryan Mossakowski from Frisco Centennial (TX) didn't think he received a scholarship offer from the Texas A&M staff on a recent unofficial visit on March 19, but after a follow-up conversation with assistant coach Tom Rossley, the Aggies have offered the talented quarterback according to his father, Daniel Mossakowski.

"Ryan did get an offer (from A&M)," Moskowski said. "There was a little miscommunication on our part when we were there and we didn't think an offer was extended. When we called the coaches back, they made it clear that they wanted Ryan and he had a scholarship. Coach Rossley said Ryan was their kind of quarterback."

Ranked No. 21 on the M&W/Aggie Websider Texas Top 100, Mossakowski has produced incredible offensive numbers in the west coast offense at Centennial HS, throwing for over 3000 yards in the 2007 season alone, and over 6000 yards in his career. Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman is looking to employ a similar offense in College Station which could make for a good fit for Mossakowski.

"Ryan was very excited about the west coast offense A&M plans to run. We sat with Coach Rossley and just talked X's and O's," the elder Mossakowski said. "Ryan is a quarterback whose strength is reading defenses and making changes at the line of scrimmage, and that would fit well with what A&M is looking for."

In addition, Mossakowski's grandparents live the Bryan/College Station community which may also be a factor working in the Aggies' favor. With all that said, Daniel Mossakowski said his son is still evaluating several schools and that he's trying to schedule some unofficial visits around his busy baseball schedule.

"We don't want to rush into any decisions right now and we have other schools to see," he said. "We are visiting Auburn this coming weekend, OU on April 5, Kansas on April 12, and Nebraska on April 19."

Many recruiting observers have been concerned about the possibility that Mossakowski will be selected in the MLB draft and will jump at the chance to try his hand at pro baseball, something that his dad says is too early to worry about at this point.

"He's playing on an elite team this summer, so anything is possible. We'll have to see what happens," Mossakowski said. "But right now it looks like he'll play football. He likes both sports, but he's getting more interest in football."

For now, the focus is on his high school baseball season and his recruiting trips over the next month, so the chances of a quick decision appear low at the moment.




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