Moss is gathering interest

Durrell Moss is a 6-1, 180-pound running back from Orange, California, and Moss was one of the more prolific high school rushers in Southern California last year. His team was 2-8 last year but Moss was still able to earn first-team all-century league honors despite his team's struggles. It's frustrating for a player like Durrell, who is as hard on himself as he is on anybody else.

"I watch myself on film and I grade myself," Durrell told "I think I have a good combination of being able to run between the tackles and also being a speed back. But when I watch the films, I always think I can do better, even when I score!"

It's difficult to envision Moss putting up better numbers than he did last year. He rushed 259 times for 1782 yards and 17 touchdowns, with his top game being a 385-yard effort against University. He runs the 40 consistently in the 4.5-4.6 range and jumps 35 inches in the vertical leap.

When it comes to recruiting, Durrell has one scholarship offer in writing. "Washington and Arizona State are the main schools recruiting me. I have an offer from Washington. I grew up watching the Cali schools, but that's not a big deal to me. I just want to play football."

Rick Neuheisel is the coach that is recruiting Moss for the Huskies. "I've talked to him a couple of times," he said. "He offered me a scholarship over the phone and then I got a letter from him with the offer a couple of days later. He's a cool guy. He talked about where I could fit in. He got me hyped up." Washington is recruiting Durrell as a running back.

Don't expect a decision from Moss any time soon. "I'm still in the process of checking things out," he said. "I know I get 5 trips. I see what comes around." Washington and ASU look to be the two schools he'll be visiting for sure this fall.

Moss participated in the USC NIKE camp this spring, as well as day camps at USC, UCLA and ASU. Top Stories