Henrico (Richmond, VA) only returns seven starters from last year’s squad that went 6-4, but it is returning some pretty important players. One of the key returnees is senior standout Corey Mosley, a 5-9, 192-pound safety/running back for the Warriors. A Richmond Times-Dispatch second-team all-metro selection last season as a junior, Mosley, who combines very good speed and overall athleticism, has picked up three scholarship offers and is drawing interest from a number of other top programs.
This upcoming season will be a challenge, but Mosley is looking forward to it.
“Me and my coach talked about it and I’m going to have to play a major role this year, but, you know, I want to try and get my team involved as well,” Mosley said. “We’ve got a lot of young players coming up from JV. They’re working hard. Coach told me I’m going to have to play the role as a leader and as a captain, so I’ve got a lot on my shoulders and I’m ready. I’m ready. The team’s ready. Everybody is ready to go out there and do good.”
Henrico head coach Jesse Chavis III plays Mosley primarily at the tailback and safety positions. From the defensive back spot, Mosley registered 48 tackles and had five interceptions last season. On offense, he rushed for 378 yards on 34 carries and had 18 receptions for 442 yards. Mosley tallied seven touchdowns on offense.
“On defense I play free safety, some strong safety, and maybe a little bit of corner,” said Mosley, who was recently hand-timed by his coach in the 40 at 4.38 and 4.43 seconds, respectively. “We lost some strong guys last year, so this year I’m going to see more time at strong safety. Coach wants me to play closer to the line where I can come in and make the big play and take a lot of the shoulders of our secondary.
“My main position on offense is tailback. Occasionally, Coach Chavis may line me up at slot receiver or wideout.”
Mosley is confident about where the team is headed this season.
“Last year, as a junior, I felt our team did fairly well,” Mosley said. “We had a lot of talent, but I don’t think we had a great team connection. I think we’re getting a hold of that this year. The talent is always there, just having the connection on the field and being a student of the game was what hurt us last year but I think we’re making major improvements on that.”
Mosley gets it done in the classroom as well, as he claims a 3.4 grade point average. He needs to raise his SAT score, but plans to take the test several more times...
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