Shortly after making his official visit to the University of Virginia on the weekend of December 9th, Henrico (Richmond, VA) athlete recruit Corey Mosley seemed very close to committing to the Cavs. But it is Virginia Tech, led by primary recruiter Jim Cavanaugh, that will get the final official visit before the 5-9, 190-pound prospect makes his collegiate decision.
“I’ve decided to take my official visit to Virginia Tech on January 19th,” said Mosley, with whom the Virginia Tech staff has been in consistent contact with throughout the fall and winter. Virginia Tech was the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Mosley.
“Right now, I am more comfortable with Virginia and I have more info about Virginia. I’ve been there so many times because it’s so close. I felt like I needed to give Virginia Tech the same opportunity.”
Mosley did have a good official visit experience at UVa, a school he visited numerous times this past year. He has only been to Virginia Tech once – for senior camp last summer.
“I would say Virginia still has the upper edge,” Mosley said.
“I wouldn’t say I have a big favorite, but I have more facts about UVa. I’ve spent time with their players. I’ve hung out with their players a lot, which is something I am missing from Virginia Tech.”
Neither UVa nor Virginia Tech has very many scholarship spots remaining in the 2007 class. Have UVa’s coaches, led by primary recruiter Mike Groh, indicated that they need a decision sometime soon?
“They told me to take my time,” Mosley said. “I’m not in a rush. They haven’t stated anything about having to have a decision yet. I told them to call me if they have to have a decision.”
UVa Head Coach Al Groh will make an in-home visit with Mosley on January 15th. Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer has not yet scheduled an in-home, but has indicated that he will during Mosley’s official visit to Blacksburg.
Mosley is a Richmond Times-Dispatch second-team all-metro selection at defensive back and a first-team all-Capital district performer at defensive back and wide receiver. He is being recruited by UVa as a defensive back, whereas Virginia Tech likes his potential as a running back but has not given a definitive position.
Asked if he had a childhood favorite college football team, Mosley replied “I didn’t have a team growing up. Actually, if I did have a team it was Miami. I didn’t get to see too many UVa...
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