Mossakowski taking his time

With offers from several top-notch programs, Frisco (TX) quarterback Ryan Mossakowski wants to take his time before making a decision. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the blue-chipper about his decision-making process and his possible leaders.

Frisco Centennial High School signal caller Ryan Mossakowski has been a valuable commodity this spring with a who's-who of college football pursuing the productive quarterback who generated over 3000 passing yards last season as a junior.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect has an impressive list of offers from OU, Clemson, Kansas, Nebraska, Auburn, Alabama, Arizona, and Texas A&M to name a few. With so many schools after the four-star prospect, Mossakowski and his dad have been proactive and made on-campus visits to a majority of interested programs this spring.

"I recently visited Alabama," Mossakowski said. "We got there on a Sunday and Coach Saban took time from his off-day to come see me. That impressed me. The campus was beautiful and the facilities were nice. The stadium was incredible. I stood out at mid-field and pictured myself there in front of 80,000 fans."

Mossakowski also made a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska in recent weeks and came away equally impressed with the Cornhuskers.

"I went there for the spring game and it was crazy," Mossakowski said. "They had 80,000-83,000 fans there for the game. I can't describe the great atmosphere and the fans. It was tremendous."

To date, the blue chip passer has visited Texas A&M, Auburn, Alabama, Kansas, OU, and Nebraska, and he has plans to take more visits in the summer.

"I definitely plan to camp at Clemson, and I'll go back to Auburn," Mossakowski said. "I'm sure I'll make other camps and take visits this summer to other schools depending on my baseball schedule."

Indeed, Mossakowski is about to turn his attention to elite summer baseball with the Dallas Baseball Academy of Texas, more commonly known as the D-Bats. He finished his high school season several weeks ago and ended the season batting .405 with five doubles, three triples, and three homeruns.

"We start on May 24 and I'm looking forward to competing with some of the best players my age and see how I do," Mossakowski said. "We are traveling to tournaments in Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia, and several in Texas."

With Mossakowski juggling both baseball and the college football recruiting process, it's been a strain on his time this spring, but he realizes that he's lucky to have the opportunity to have all of these experiences that others his age don't.

"It gets crazy sometimes with the travel and all the phone calls," Mossakowski said. "I know some guys don't like it, but it only happens once and I feel lucky to be in this position. This is a once in a lifetime experience and I'm going to enjoy it."

As a result, Mossakowski is in no hurry to make a decision. In fact, he doesn't plan to narrow his school choices until the end of the summer and then take his five official visits before picking a school, likely sometime after the football season. So where does that leave the Texas Aggies, a school Mossakowski visited earlier in the spring and who has a family connection to the area with his grandparents living in the community?

"Oh, A&M is definitely up there on my list with the school and the new offense they are implementing," Mossakowski said. "In fact, I'm planning to call Coach Rossley tomorrow and check in with him and see how things are going."

While Mossakowski is impressed with several schools, he's not ready to name a leader. In fact, he remains open to all programs seriously recruiting him.

"I'm wide open right now. To be honest, all of these schools I've seen have great facilities and a great football atmosphere," Mossakowski said. "I think the difference will come down to the people inside those facilities and the education."

In fact, the Frisco product listed education first on his criteria of choosing a school, followed by the coaching staff and finally the university environment and how comfortable he feels as a whole on the campus of each school.

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