Matt Mosley speaks!

It's been years since Corona Del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) ATH Matt Mosley spoke with the media regarding his recruitment. Actually, it's been never. In a signing day surprise, the playmaker from the Desert State switched his commitment from the hometown school – Arizona State – and faxed his letter of intent to Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham, all without a peep to the papers. We finally got in touch with Mosley and he updated us on what transpired and made him decide to become a Dawg.

"I've always wanted to go to the university of Washington," Mosley said. "Actually I committed to Arizona State, but I really wasn't sure I wanted to go there and that's why I stayed away from the media so I wouldn't make too big of a deal about it. I'm at Washington now, so I committed to Arizona State and then switched."

Mosley actually made his intentions known on Willingham's in-home visit the Thursday before signing day.

"He was excited," Mosley recalled. "We were eating dinner and I told him I wanted to be a Husky and he was just really excited about it.

"I committed before I went to Washington, to Arizona State, and then I took my trip to Washington and so when I came back and I talked with my family and that's where I really wanted to go ever since I started my high school career."

Then he had to deal with the Sun Devil coaching staff.

"They weren't too happy about it, but they wished me the best and we went our separate ways," Mosley said. "It was really exciting to get it over with because it's a really big time of your life and it's really good to get that off my back."

Willingham projected Mosley to play wide receiver when he walks on campus this summer, but Mosley said he thinks he might be lining up at several positions during his career on Montlake.

"I'd say anywhere on offense, but then again, I love playing defense," Mosley mused. "Washington said I would come in as a wide receiver, but they would give me some packages for running back and defensive back running in the nickel, so I'm going to be all over the place."

Mosley is reportedly a tough competitor, as demonstrated when he injured himself during the Washington summer camp but refused to come out of the drills he was taking part in. Another reason teams liked him was for his versatility.

"I can play running back, wide receiver, defensive back and safety," Mosely said. "I can play it all."

During his senior season Mosley received first team all-state and all-region honors at wideout and defensive back.

At the end of the interview, he had a parting shot for Washington football fans.

"I'm coming there to play and turn Washington back around to a winning program," Mosely said. "I'm proud to be a part of that."

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