Big athletic football players are always of interest to D-I college coaches and that is why tight end/defensive end Harold Mobley (6-4, 225, 4.65) from Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt is on the list of many colleges.
"A lot of colleges are recruiting Harold as a defensive end," Roosevelt coach Bill Stacy said. "Fresno State head coach, Pat Hill is recruiting him as a defensive end."
"Colorado State and Fresno State are very interested," Stacy said. "As matter of fact, every school that has seen his tape have commented that they are interested in Harold."
Other school that are taking a long look are Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State and UNLV.
Stacy has the beat on why Mobley is drawing a lot of the collegiate interest.
"Harold has the best hands out of the three D-I prospects I have on the team," Stacy said. "He's very athletic. We can put him anywhere."
"We even played him at quarterback and middle linebacker for the Norco game," Stacy said. "He was one of the main reasons why we won the game."
"Harold could probably play safety of we wanted him to," Stacy said. "We haven't played him there yet, but I bet he could."
Mobley has outstanding football bloodlines. He is related to former all-pro linebacker for the Denver Broncos, John Mobley and former all-pro defensive tackle Roosevelt Grier who played for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams in the 1960's.
As a junior, Mobley earned second-team all-league as a tight end after hauling in 22 receptions for 345 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 15.7 yards per catch. While lining up under center he threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns.
In the weight room, Mobley benched 250, power cleans an outstanding 285 and squats 425.
It won't be very surprising to see Mobley blow up the recruiting trail as the spring evaluation period presses on.