Super DT Talks Recruiting

Willie Mobley, a 6-foot-2, 263-pound, defensive tackle, from Eden Prairie, Minn., is one of the most sought after prospects in the Midwest. Mobley has over 25 scholarship offers under his belt including an offer from the Badgers. Willie talks all things recruiting with Badger Nation.

"I can't even begin to name favorites right now." Willie Mobley said. "I mean I still haven't visited a whole lot of schools. I've been out to UCLA, Colorado and I've made a few other visits but I'm still open.

"Wisconsin is one of my favorites. Ohio State, Oklahoma, Iowa and Arizona are all up there as well. I really haven't called any school and told them that they aren't in the running any longer."

What about the home state Minnesota Golden Gophers?

"I've been to Minnesota a lot and I like the coaching staff over there." Mobley said. "I get a lot of pressure from the people in the state of Minnesota to commit to "The U" and stay home.

"I have a lot of options and I want to make sure I look at everything before I make a decision. I can't name favorites right now because if I do, I'll get letters from schools asking why I'm not listing them as a favorite any longer.

"What I plan on doing is narrowing things down during the season and I'll set up my official visits. I think it's possible that it won't be until February before I make my final decision."

Mobley has come a long way since he was a 180-pound freshman. Willie transferred to Eden Prairie from nearby Academy of Holy Angels and the rest they say is history.

"I don't mean to come of cocky but Eden Prairie is a powerhouse program in Minnesota." Mobley said. "I owe a lot to the coaching staff at Eden Prairie and I owe a lot to my former coach at Holy Angels. They saw the talent in me and they made me work hard every day to get to this point.

"I've played nose tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end in high school. I'm being recruited as a defensive tackle. I feel that my speed and strength are what separates me from other defensive lineman."

Mobley told us that Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris is the person that he looks up to and models his game after. Willie had an outstanding junior season, racking up 74 tackles with 12 tackles for loss. He was named all-state.

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