BOULDER, Colo. - It was a successful day for Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School defensive end Willie Mobley at the NIKE Training Camp held at the University of Colorado.
The 6-foot-3, 266-pounder has picked up several scholarship offers from schools such as Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Wisconsin. He backed up those offers by taking home the MVP honors for the defensive linemen at the camp and was part of exciting one-on-one drills with offensive line MVP Bryce Givens.
"That's the best lineman I've ever been against and I made friend with him after the camp as well," Mobley said about his battles with Givens. "The thing in the back of my head was 'I don't want to get beat.' It might be even, but I didn't want to get beat. I beat him a couple of times. It was great."
Mobley certainly hasn't had problems adding offers and going into the summer, he's planning some visits.
"I feel really comfortable with all of my offers and I just want to make the right decision," Mobley said. "I just want somewhere where I feel comfortable. I want take my visits and narrow it down.
"Friday I'm going to Iowa, they were the first to offer me. I want to get to UCLA too. I'm just going to spread it out a little bit with my visits."
Mobley, a Rivals250 to watch member, says that he would love to get the process out of the way with an early commitment. However, he's not going to rush anything as he looks over several factors.
"First, the school has to have the major that I want and also good academic support," Mobley said. "I'm looking for a school with a good head coach, defensive line coach, and I just want to see how the people are. I want to compete as a freshman and if not, redshirt and learn so I can come in and dominate.
"I wish I could commit right now to tell you the truth. But, it's a long process and this is a big decision for me."
Mobley's most recent offer came last week from Colorado.