Recruiting Heats Up for Clint Moseley

One of the top quarterback prospects in the Southeast for the class of 2009 visited the University of Alabama to take part in Junior Day at the Capstone. The weekend visit popped up after new Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and linebacker coach Lance Thompson visited Leroy High School. Moseley is hearing from several schools across the South.

"I was sitting in Chemistry class when coach [Danny] Powell knocked on the door," Clint Moseley said from Leroy, (Ala.). "I was like ‘Oh no, what have I done.' He asked if I knew who coach McElwain was, and I said yes. About that time I saw him [McElwain] and Lance Thompson in the hallway. I nearly fell out."

Moseley led the Class 2A Bears to their second straight championship and third in four years this past season as the 6-4, 196-pound gunslinger passed for 3,259 yards and 26 touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with 745 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I thought coach McElwain was great. He is a real laid back guy, real comfortable to be around. He told me he went to a small school in Montana so he knows what it is like coming from a smaller school," Moseley said.

"They wanted to get some film because they said they had heard good things about me. I was shocked they flew in just to see me. They left here and flew to Foley to watch Julio Jones play basketball."

"They wanted me to come to Junior Day the next day [Saturday]. I went up to Tuscaloosa with my coach [Danny Powell] and his wife. It was a great experience. Actually it was one of the best days of my life. It was like a dream. I have been an Alabama fan since before I can remember. My room has Alabama stuff all over it."

"My favorite part of the trip was sitting down with coach McElwain. We got to talk for about 45 minutes. He told me his offense depends on what kind of quarterback he has. He said they were in the gun [shotgun] about 60-percent of the time at Fresno. But at other stops they were under center more. It all depends on the personnel."

"We went to the basketball game, and it was great. My coach's son [Drew Powell] is a graduate assistant for the basketball team. We got to go in the locker room after the game and hang out with some of the players like Richard Hendrix. It was exciting."

"Julio Jones was at the game with a few more players, and the whole crowd started chanting his name. They had to get them out of there, so they didn't get a chance to stay long."

Even though the talented prospect admits growing up a fan of Alabama, he is going into the recruiting process with an open mind.

"Alabama is real high on my list, but I am keeping an open mind," Moseley said. "Auburn's Tony Franklin is supposed to come see me after signing day. Georgia's offensive coordinator also wants film on me. Troy has been in contact."

"I haven't received any offers yet, but coach Saban and McElwain want me to come in this summer to some camps. I will definitely go to as many as I can."

The Alabama Sports Writers Association selected Moseley as the Class 2A Back of the Year in December. He was first team All-State and the MVP of the Super Six as well as named Southwest Alabama's Offensive Player of the Year by the South Alabamian and Clarke County Democrat.



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