Cougar offer intrigues Tempe DE

HE'S A LITTLE bit under the rankings radar, as much as a 3-star prospect can be under the radar anyway, but his five Pac-12 offers speak volumes. At 6-4, 240, the defensive end prospect has both a high ceiling and a personality to match. He also just picked up a Wazzu offer, and it's peaked his interest in the Cougs.

Tempe's Avery Moss out of Corona Del Sol High said he doesn't know much about the state of Washington. But the Cougars' offer has him intrigued about the school in Pullman.

"I'm pretty curious about Washington State now," said Moss. "I have to take a visit up there and see what it's all about."

Moss said he and his family originally were fairly well set on him staying close to home when his recruiting process began. And if not one of the two Arizona schools, then in California where he has family. That, however, has changed.

"I was just talking to my dad (on Tuesday) and he said I'm growing up now and need to venture out…that I should look at it as an adventure and the chance to gain new experiences," said Moss.

MOSS IS RATED three stars and No. 62 in the nation. He missed most of the 2010 season with a broken wrist and last year was his first year at the varsity level.

He may be raw but WSU and others clearly like his potential – he holds offers from WSU, Arizona, ASU, Stanford, UW, Nebraska and others. More schools look to be on the verge of offering.

Moss said the Cougs and others love his personality as much as they do his on-field potential.

"The coaches…like my personality, that I always seem to be smiling. On the field, (WSU) liked how I get off the ball quick, that I can be a game changing, dominant player – that I have that potential. A then a lot of coaches have said I have potential for greater things and they want to take me to the next level," said Moss.

Moss said he doesn't think he'll be able to venture out too far for unofficial visits this summer, and that he plans on making official visits a part of his recruiting process.

"A big thing will be education, that's something that's really important to me," said Moss, who added that he didn't think Stanford would be a potential destination because he has "a couple of B's" in some classes.

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