Moss likes what Washington has to offer

Washington hasn't had a lot of luck pulling prospects out of the state of Arizona, but that doesn't mean the Husky coaches have given up on recruiting The Grand Canyon State. One player they have targeted this spring is Corona Del Sol (Tempe, Az.) DE Avery Moss and the talented prospect told recently he could be in Seattle next month if things go as planned...

"This spring has been pretty crazy with all the recruiting and coaches coming through," Moss admitted to "I have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Nebraska, Washington State, San Diego State and Stanford and I have a few schools that are close to offering me.

"Arkansas seems like they are really close and I had the Alabama coaches come through recently and they talked to me for a while and Texas Tech was here last week and they like me a lot too."

With all that attention, Moss said he's unsure of what he wants to do this summer, but said there are a couple of schools he wants to see if things work out.

"I want to get up to Washington to see that school," Moss said. "I don't know a lot about them, but when I spoke to my coaches, they said Washington is a good school and they have a really good coaching staff up there.

"They told me Washington runs a really aggressive scheme -- they like to get after the quarterbacks -- and they have a really good defensive line coach up there, so they are a school I want to check out.

"Other than them, I'd like to see Nebraska and possibly San Diego State. They are pretty close to home, but still away from things enough to feel like you have left home."

As a junior in 2010, Moss missed most of the season with a broken wrist but still received Honorable Mention All-League honors by posting 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

"I guess they thought I still deserved it," Moss said. "That was flattering since it means they have respect for me, but I really want to be healthy this year so I can have the best senior season possible.

"I have a quick first step and the coaches say I have long arms so that really makes me more of a threat getting around the corner.

"One thing I'm working on this year is getting stronger and just reading things better so I don't run myself out of plays.

"You never want to be too aggressive, but you don't want to take that out of your game either, so it's about studying a lot more now."

Moss said he had thought about making an early decision, but has been counseled to take things slow and deliberate.

"I was thinking about deciding before my season, but after talking to some different people I think I'm going to at least take a couple of visits before I decide," Moss said. "I only get to go through this once and I want to see what my options are.

"I'll never say never (on making an early decision), but I expect I will take at least two or three official visits and then make my decision after my season."

We will continue to check in on Moss in the coming weeks and months and we will update news as it happens.

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