Mossakowski planning his visits

Frisco Centennial quarterback Ryan Mossakowski has been a busy man in recent weeks, and his itinerary remains full for the next couple of weeks with visits to Kansas and Nebraska planned in April. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect continues to see his stock rise as schools from across the nation get involved in his recruitment, and he juggles a hectic recruiting schedule with his baseball duties.

"It getting pretty busy these days with baseball and recruiting," Mossakowski said. "I've recently been to Texas A&M, Auburn, and OU, and I'm going to Kansas' spring game next weekend and then Nebraska's game on the 19th."

After his trip to Nebraska, Mossakowski plans to take a little break from recruiting visits, but hopes to see schools like Alabama and Clemson in early summer and there may be others depending on his situation.

"I'd like to make a decision pretty soon, but I want to see some of these schools I'm interested in," Mossakowski said. "I don't really have a set timetable right now, just whenever I feel it's the right time and I'm sure I found the right school, I'll commit."

So what are the most important criteria in finding that perfect fit for the Frisco native?

"A quality education is number one. I want something to fall back on after football," Mossakowski said. "I like traditions and it's important that I go somewhere that has great chemistry among the players and coaches. I also want to go somewhere that feels like home. I'm going to spend 4-5 years at the school and I want to be comfortable in that environment."

In the past month, Mossakowski has visited Texas A&M, Auburn, and OU. We asked him to give an overall impression of his trip to College Station.

"Well, I am already familiar with Texas A&M. My grandparents have lived in Bryan most of my life and I've been down there for several games," Mossakowski said. "But the new facilities are very nice and it's a beautiful town. It's not too big, but not too small either. I like that small town/large town mix."

But the No. 21 prospect on the M&W/Aggie Websider Class of 2009 Top 100 focused most of his time and energy with the new coaching staff, specifically head coach Mike Sherman and quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley.

"Coach Sherman and I spoke for about 45 minutes and we talked mainly about my family, what I'm looking for out of life, and a lot of different topics," Mossakowski said. "I really appreciated that he took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me."

But it was his next conversation with Coach Rossley that proved very productive as the two talked offensive schemes and strategies for over an hour.

"I really felt comfortable with what Coach Rossley is trying to do with the offense," Mossakowski said. "We talked about his pro style offense and how my skills fit what they want to do. He talked a lot about his pro experiences and how he worked with Brett Favre. We had a good session."

While Mossakowski refused to discuss specific leaders for his services, he did say that the Aggies are high on his list at the moment.

"I think it's safe to say that Texas A&M is toward the top of my list," he said.

But the Aggies are only one of several schools that Mossakowski is interested in for now. He recently attended the Auburn spring game and came away quite impressed with the school and the football program.

"It was a great experience. The area is very pretty and it was a comfortable environment," Mossakowski said. "We got to watch the spring game and I spent a lot of time with Coach Tuberville and Coach Franklin, the new offensive coordinator. He runs the same offense we run at Centennial, what we call the pass and shoot. I knew every play they ran in the game. They are very excited about next year's team."

Most recently, the Texan recently crossed state lines and attended a team scrimmage at OU. Coach Josh Heupel was his host and allowed Ryan to see first-hand what goes on during a Sooner scrimmage.

"The coaches allowed me to get up close to the players and listen what they said during the walk-through. It gave me a first-hand experience of what it was like at practice," Mossakowski said. "What I really noticed was the chemistry among the players, and also how great the players and coaches got along."

While Coach Heupel has been very persistent in his recruitment of the Metroplex recruit, the Sooners did not offer him a scholarship after his visit. Where do the Sooners stand in terms of his recruitment?

"He didn't reveal much information, other than to say that they wanted to keep recruiting me and evaluate my progress," Mossakowski said. "Coach Heupel still sends me stuff and is recruiting me, so that's where it stands right now."

Next on deck are the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend, followed by the Nebraska Cornhuskers the week after that. Both teams have already offered the talented quarterback.




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