2003 Update: Jarvis Moss

<b>Denton Ryan defensive end</b> talks about his commitment status in an exclusive <b>RaiderInsider.com</b> interview.

***********DE JARVIS MOSS (6-7, 220, 4.48) *************


This talented pass-rusher is cousins with Denton Ryan quarterback James Battle and wide receiver Philip Jones, who have both expressed their interest in Texas Tech.


As a junior, Moss recorded 122 tackles, made 52 tackles for loss and tallied 28 sacks last season.


His pass-rushing dominance played a major role in Denton Ryan's undefeated march to the Class 4A Division I state championship last season.


Thayer's Take: "Jarvis sets himself apart from other defensive ends with his speed and athleticism. He's got a big frame and will be able to add weight without losing his dominating pass-rushing ability. His presence routinely wrecks havoc upon opponent's offensive game plans."


******************MAY 15 UPDATE********************

TE: Jarvis, what's your updated commitment status?

JM: "I'm still undecided, but I'm considering all my options and looking for the best place for me academically and athletically."


TE: Do you know where you'll camp this summer?

JM: "I'm really not sure yet, but I hope to get that finalized within the next few weeks."


TE: Are you still considering Texas Tech?

JM: "Yeah, they're still in the hunt, but I'm just keeping all my options open right now."


TE: What interests you most about Texas Tech?

JM: "I like the location a lot, because it's close to home and I like the football program, because they're starting to make some noise in the Big 12."


TE: What other sports did you play this year?

JM: "Well, I was playing basketball, but I just started playing soccer. I'll play on some club soccer teams this summer."


TE: What position do you play in soccer?

JM: "I mainly play goalie, which allows me to use my size and length to my advantage."


TE: Is this the first time you have ever played soccer?

JM: "Yeah, the soccer coach at our school asked me to play, so I figured I'd give it a try."


TE: How our your grades finishing up?

JM: "Pretty good, I'm really pleased with my academic progress."


TE: What are your summer plans?

JM: "I just want to keep improving on my strength and speed. I've got a lot of work to do before I get my next state championship."


TE: Jarvis, thanks for your time today. It's nice to finally meet you in person.

JM: "Thanks, stay in touch."



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