Class of 2012

Avery Moss

PositionDE
Height6/4
Weight245
HometownTempe, AZ
High schoolCorona Del Sol

Defensive end Avery Moss has made an oral commitment to join Nebraska’s 2012 recruiting class, announcing his decision Jan. 3 at the Semper Fidelis all-star game in Phoenix.

Moss became the 10th known member of the NU class.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder is from Tempe Corona del Sol High School. Todd Peat, a true freshman defensive tackle for the Huskers, is Moss’ cousin.

He started playing football his junior year of high school and missed most of that season with a broken hand, which slowed his development, but he used his natural athleticism to attract college coaches. Moss had 59 tackles and five sacks as a senior as he continued to develop his technique and improve as a defender. Moss doesn’t just stand out on the gridiron. He has been a three-year starter on the Corona del Sol basketball team.

Moss is an intriguing prospect who has plenty of potential to turn into a contributor for Nebraska. Moss possesses big hands and exceptional athleticism. Bo Pelini’s staff likes having football players who have played other sports, and basketball has helped Moss develop quick hands and feet. Moss will likely spend plenty of time with new Nebraska defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, who developed a reputation for developing and getting the most from this defensive linemen while at Iowa.

Arizona and Arizona State were also high on Moss' radar. But it was the visit to Nebraska that ultimately led to his decision.

"That was a great atmosphere and a great place to watch a game," Moss said. "Todd (Barr) was my host and showed me a real good time too. I didn't commit, the decision is mine but I wanted to come home and talk things over with my family. We'll see what happens."

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
Moss to receive Papuchis visit (HuskersIllustrated.com)
Moss blown away by visit experience (HuskersIllustrated.com)
Moss looks forward to visit (HuskersIllustrated.com)

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VIDEO:

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• Moss discusses his signing day decision:

Photo Credit: Rebecca S. Gratz/The World-Herald

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