Damani Mosby's offer list isn't particularly long or distinguished. The Mesa (Ariz.) Community College defensive end knows this, and he actually expected as much. It's not such a bad thing when one considers that the six offers he lists are equal to the number of games he played in as a freshman last season.
There isn't much recent film on Mosby, so the 6-foot-3, 235-pound pass rush specialist heads into his sophomore year as a relative unknown with impressive measurables and a bucket full of upside.
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Mosby recorded just six tackles a season ago, but the sparse stat sheet hasn't stopped his FBS recruitment. Already, he has options that will likely multiply as he plays his second season of junior college football.
"Last year was just a disagreement between the coaches and how they handled the personnel that we had," Mosby said on Monday. "I'm a pass rusher, but we ran a three-man front. He kept me as a down lineman, and I didn't really fit. So, for most of the year, they just used me on special teams mostly."
This year, he says, all of that will change. And even if it doesn't, schools such as Hawaii, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Kansas and Kansas State have already made things official with offers. K-State is the latest school to invite Mosby, but it's the other Sunflower State-based program that has his full attention.
"Actually, Kansas is the one standing out right now," Mosby said. "They talk to me every week. I like what they're doing up there. Coach [Charlie] Weis and those guys really have it together. I'm going to go up there. That's probably one of the first visits I'm gonna take."
His visit plans will not be rushed. Mosby plans to wait until after the season to take any officials. He may take an unofficial to Arizona State during his bye week, but that will be the extent of his travel. And outside of a trip to KU, the other destinations for his officials remain uncertain.
"Kansas is the only one set in stone," Mosby said. "I'm probably going to get more offers during the season, so I want to wait on the visits."
According to Mosby, USC, West Virginia, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Oregon have all been in touch recently. Offers have not materialized at this time, but that may change once he sees more snaps as a starter and his transcripts start making the rounds.
"All of them have been showing a little bit of interest," Mosby said. "Some of them are just waiting for my transcripts. My transcripts are going to be released on Friday, so some offers from those guys when that happens.
"Everything is cool with the grades. I'll be playing on Saturday."
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