Avery Moss recently took an unofficial visit to Arizona and soon after picked up an offer from the Wildcats which was mildly surprising since the Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol prospect just wrapped up his first season playing competitive football.
"This is my first year playing football so they're the first school to talk to me and tell me they had interest in me," Moss said. "I kind of saw it coming along but it was still kind of a surprise that they offered now."
Moss is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound strong-side defensive end who played with four-star defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr. this past season at Corona Del Sol. Andrus Peat, one of the top offensive tackles nationally, is in Moss' class for next recruiting cycle.
Whether Moss stays in the state of Arizona to play his college football is still undecided - and might be dictated by how many offers the Corona Del Sol prospect receives - but for now the offer from the Wildcats is a big one.
"It's really exciting," said Moss, who's also a power forward on Corona Del Sol's basketball team. "I always hoped I could go someplace and play football and to get an offer from the Pac-10 already is great. It's a really exciting offer."
Arizona State has also been in contact and Arkansas is reaching out as well for Moss, who will probably stay patient over the next couple months just to see what else might happen in his recruitment. Arizona is definitely of interest if Moss decides to stay closer to home.
"I don't know if I necessarily want to stay in the state of Arizona but I like the U of A and I would definitely consider going to that school," Moss said.