Pflugerville (Texas) corner Trai Mosley — a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder who visited for NU’s Big Red Weekend — announced on Twitter he was “officially” a Cornhusker.
Mosley told Huskers Illustrated he received the offer in camp after running a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and a one-on-one meeting with former NU secondary coach Terry Joseph.
Mosley said any future offers he receives won't matter because NU assistant Terry Joseph, Mosley's primary recruiter, evaluated the cornerback in the spring and “has always been straight up with me.
“You go to some camps and they tell you things to get you there and you don't get an offer,” said Mosley, who plays for Hendrickson High School. “Coach Joseph's been real down to earth.”
Joseph left NU in January to join the staff at Texas A&M, but it appears Trai Mosley will stay in the fold, with the assist of Joseph. Mosley told Scout that Joseph told Mosley to stick with Nebraska.
“When I first heard that Coach Joseph was leaving, I honestly didn’t really know what to think,” Mosley said. “But a couple of days later, I spoke with him and he was telling me that Nebraska is the best fit for me. He didn’t want me going anywhere else. The coaching staff loved me.
“(Joseph) didn’t want to recruit me to Texas A&M because he had too much respect for Coach Pelini and the staff. I respect that. He said he had to do what he had to do for his family, and I understand that.”
New secondary coach Charlton Warren's in-home visit cemented the commitment. Mosley posted a picture of he and Warren on Twitter with the words “sealed the deal.”
Hendrickson football coach Chip Killian said Mosley is a player who packs a big punch for his short frame.
“He's a got a 300-pound bench press,” Killian said. “He's extremely strong. Long arms. Best feet of any corner I've coached in a long time. And he'll hit you in the mouth.”
Tackling ability and a comfort with both man-to-man and zone coverage styles caught helped Joseph's eye, Mosley said.
“I know I like to hit,” Mosley said. “I'm not scared of anybody.”
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