January 23, 2011

Mosley confident in his recruiting abilities

Jamal Mosley arrived in Oxford, Miss., Friday for his official visit, but during the trip, the junior college tight end took on an additional role.

The Memphis, Tenn., native became a recruiter.

Mosley did his best to persuade the uncommitted prospects to join him with the Rebels next season. Sunday, Mosley thought the efforts were successful.

"I've been friends with (Nickolas) Brassell for a couple months now and we hung out pretty much all weekend, me, Brassell, Whitehead, C.J. Johnson; we pretty much all hung out and pretty much bonded," Mosley said. "I think we got those guys locked.

"I got a feeling."

Mosley wasn't finished when the visit ended, as he planned to head back to Batesville, Miss., with Brassell for the rest of the day.

"We just hang out and have a good time," Mosley said.

Mosley was going to visit Arkansas, but the Ole Miss visit went so well that the Northwest Community College product isn't showing interest to other schools.

"I'm cutting it all off," Mosley said. "I was thinking about Arkansas, but I'm cutting it off. If I could sign right now I would right now. I'll be there in May."

Even though Ole Miss was only 4-8 in 2010, the Rebels are putting together a nationally ranked recruiting class. The group has developed quite the camaraderie and expects to put the program back on the map. Most are in-state recruits.

"We all think we can come in and turn things around," Mosley said. "We're all fired up about what happened last year. The coaches have been telling us that if we land this class that we got, with the guys that are on this visit, we'll have a nice chance of doing some good things next year and the year after that.

"I'm from Memphis, so you might as well say Mississippi. Most of us are in-state guys and already know what's been going on, so as soon as we got here that's all we've been talking about. Now we just need to come in and take care of business."

MOSLEY BIG ON BREWER: Mosley originally signed with Oklahoma State out of Kingsbury High School but left Stillwater, Okla., shortly before the 2009, due to personal reasons.

However, during his short time with the Cowboys, Mosley grew fond of wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer. Now, Brewer holds the same position with Ole Miss, and Mosley thinks Nutt hit a home run with the hire.

"It kind of looked like receivers were an issue last year and bringing him in is going to be big because he's coached some of the best in Dez Bryant, Justin Blackmon, Adarius Bowman, Randy Moss," Mosley said. "The list goes on and he's going to continue that here. I think coach Brewer was a big hire to be honest.

"He knows a lot and he just really gets after the players and makes them work hard. He'll fit in there with that coaching staff because they're all family first and he's family first, too. That's a great staff. I think we're going to get some real recruiting done the next couple of years if everybody stays put."

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