Corona TE Has Interest in Bruins

Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt tight end Harold Mobley is one of the Inland Empire's top prospects at the position, and Mobley grew up a UCLA fan. He talks about his interest in UCLA and the other schools recruiting him...

Harold Mobley, the 6-foot-4, 228-pound three-star tight end from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif., says that Nebraska is still his top choice but doesn't feel quite ready to pull the trigger.

"Nebraska feels right," Mobley said. "And they are definitely the one I like most right now, but I don't want to make my decision too quickly. I want to wait a little bit into my senior season."

Mobley, ranked as the No. 40 tight end in the country by Scout.com, favors the Huskers solidly over Colorado, Oregon and Arizona. Of those only Nebraska and Colorado have offered. He also has offers from UTEP, UNLV and Nevada.

"Oregon and Arizona are both recruiting me," Mobley said. "Oregon probably a bit more. They both want to see me more during my senior season. The Oregon coaches are probably gonna come to one of my games.

"I like the offense that Oregon runs, plus that's my kind of area," he said.

Mobley has already scheduled an official visit to Lincoln for when the Huskers take on Oklahoma on Nov. 7. "I like the coaches at Nebraska a lot," he said. "They are good people and seem to want the best for you."

He says the Huskers are recruiting him for defense. "They want me as a defensive end," he said. "I love their defense and all the players they produce."

Mobley says he also wants to set up an official visit with Colorado as well. "I've heard it's a great atmosphere," he said. "It's in a good area and the coaches seem real nice and laid back. They're easy to get along with."

Growing up Mobley says he followed UCLA, but doesn't consider himself a die-hard Bruin fan. "It was close to home and I was more of a bandwagon fan," he said. "I never liked watching football because I'd rather play."

The local Bruins aren't recruiting Mobley very hard. "I get some mail every now and then," he said.

Mobley says he recently recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered in his left leg, which prevented him from attending any camps. "I'm 100-percent now," he said.

So even though Mobley says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision, things are looking good for the Huskers.

"I want to go to a program where I can get a good education," he said. "And I want the school to be about football. I want to play on a team that has good tradition and a good team chemistry."

Mobley finished his junior season with 22 receptions for around 400 yards and six touchdowns.

"I'm hard to bring down," he said. "I can get yards after the catch. I have good balance and strength and I always find a way to stay up."

He says he can bench 275-pounds, squat 485 and claims a 40-inch vertical jump.

"I want to improve my speed and route running," he said. "Speed is something you always want more of and I'd like to get more open."

Mobley plans on major in architectural engineering and reports a 3.5 core GPA. He will be taking the SAT for the first time in November.


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