LB Austin Moss Talks Texas

It's no secret that the Texas Longhorns have had problems at the linebacker position this season, but help could be on the way. The 2009 class is chocked full of linebacker talent and South Garland's Austin Moss is one of the best in the state. Moss has already received three scholarship offers and is getting mail from schools all over the country. He talked recruiting with IT.

Linebacker Austin Moss has helped led the South Garland Colonels to a 3-1 start this year. He has shown great instincts finding the football early in the season recording 46 tackles and two sacks through four games. With numbers like that, it's no surprise that Moss has already received three offers.

"I've gotten three offers so far," Moss said. "Wisconsin offered sometime during the spring. Kansas State has offered, and Louisville said they were going to offer me."

Even more impressive than the early offers is the fact that Moss is hearing from schools across the country. He has received mail from Florida, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, Boston College, UCLA, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma.

One school that Moss would like to start hearing more from is Texas. His dad and South Garland head coach Mickey Moss was a graduate assistant at UT when his son was younger, and he grew up rooting for the Longhorns.

"Texas hasn't sent me that much," Moss said. "My dad coached there as a grad assistant, and I spent a lot of time with him. I can't really remember much from that far back, but I remember going to quite a few of their games. I was a pretty big fan."

Moss attended camp at Oklahoma and TCU over the summer and he talked about both trips.

"I went to an OU three-day camp in June and a TCU one-day camp in August or July," Moss said. "They both went well. I got to talk to coach Venables and met coach Stoops at Oklahoma. Everything seemed to go really well. TCU had some specifics that they were looking for. They were mainly focused on the seniors. There were about 420 kids there."

Moss is still open to everybody at this point in time and is in no hurry to establish a top five.

"I'm open to anybody. I'm really interested in the schools that have offered obviously," Moss said. "I'm definitely going to look at some of the schools that are close like Texas, OU and Texas A&M. I might look at TCU and Arkansas also."

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