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Big Don Mosley of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla., has completed his visit to West Virginia, but still has more trips planned before he makes his decision.

Mosley made the trip to West Virginia this weekend, and saw enough to include the Mountaineers among his top three choices.

"Right now, I have Iowa State, Mississippi and WVU as my top three," said Mosley, who has completed official visits to all three schools. "It was a good experience. I got to see snow for the first time. When we toured the football facilities and went out to the stadium, we got to see it covering the whole field. I've never seen anything like that before."

Lest observers think that scared the Florida native away, Mosley was quick to say that the snow actually highlighted his trip which was his first to the state, and would not work against the Mountaineers' recruiting chances.

Of his three top choices, Mosley had these thoughts:

Iowa State: "I liked the atmosphere there."

Mississippi: "The big thing there was how comfortable I felt."

West Virginia: It was both things there. I liked the atmosphere, and the comfort level was great too."

Although those three schools are his top choices, Mosley still plans to visit South Florida and Southern Mississippi on the next two weekends before making his decision.

"When I sit down and think about it, I want to go somewhere I want to be no matter what. So if I get hurt or something, it's still a place that I want to be [as a student]."

Mosley has continued to gain notice from schools across the country due to his outstanding performance along the line for Hillsborough, which finished 10-1 this year. He was a first team all-county and all district selection, and figures to be a guard wherever he ends up in college.

Mosley, who is being recruited by Butch Jones, was impressed with the strightforward approach of offensive line coach Rick Trickett.

"He's cool, and down to earth," said Mosely, who also doesn't hesitate to say what's on his mind. "He keeps it real. He won't tell you one thing and then do something else."

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