Moss Loves Visit

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From the 10/25/02 edition of TSLMail:

Ely (FL) product Tyrone Moss, one of the top running back prospects in the country, went to Blacksburg for his first official visit last Saturday. It’s safe to say the trip was a success.

“It was great,” said an excited Moss Monday night following his first official visit. “I got a chance to meet the players and Coach Beamer. I got to do the [pre-game] walk also.

“Eric Green was my host Friday night, and Kevin Jones was the host Saturday. The atmosphere was great. The fans are really great.”

Virginia Tech was easily in Moss’ top four before the official visit, so where do they stand now?

“Virginia Tech is definitely in my top two with Miami, but it looks like Virginia Tech right now,” said Moss. “I’m going to take some other visits, just to take some other trips, but it doesn’t matter. It’s going to come down to Virginia Tech and Miami.”

The 5’10” 210 pound running back sensation owns the records for total rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in Broward County (FL) and broke Emmitt Smith’s state record for consecutive 100-yard games in a victory over Cooper City last week. He has been able to watch the “Untouchable” combination of Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones throughout the year and would not be intimidated sharing time with Jones coming back for his junior season.

“I see how [Kevin] Jones is playing behind [Lee] Suggs and he is still doing great,” said Moss, who first became interested in Virginia Tech through a recommendation from Ely Head Coach Steve Davis. “He is still rushing for over 100 yards.”

Moss’ decision will come down to where he feels most comfortable, and he felt very comfortable in Blacksburg.

“I don’t want to go to a place that I am not comfortable at, and at Virginia Tech, everyone made you feel really comfortable.”

Moss has earned All-American honors from virtually every recruiting service, including SuperPrep, and Tom Lemming. He is also ranked the #40 overall prospect by and the #39 overall prospect by He wants to make his decision sometime around mid-December. As of right now, things look very promising for the Hokies.

Moss has not yet scheduled any further official visits, but plans to do so soon.