March 16, 2009

Little Rock tight end names top three

Dakota Mosley is often overshadowed by his high school teammate, five-star running back Michael Dyer.

That's OK with Mosley, though. The Little Rock (Little Rock Christian), Ark., tight end is getting plenty of attention himself these days, and the 6-foot-4, 252-pounder is anything but jealous of the recruiting frenzy that has besieged Dyer, who emerged this week as the No. 9 overall prospect in the country according to Rivals.com.

"Me and him are best friends," Mosley said during an interview with RebelSports.com, one conducted with Dyer's voice resonating in the background.

Mosley attended Ole Miss' junior day on Feb. 28, spending quite a bit of that icy day in Oxford talking to Rebel tight ends/special teams coach James Shibest.

"He told me I was looking good and I'd be good for the system they run," Mosley said. "I thought it was nice there. They have good facilities. It had a good football atmosphere, you could tell."

Mosley, who has a scholarship offer from Louisiana Tech, spent some time earlier this month on a swing through Alabama, checking out the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa and Gene Chizik's Tigers in Auburn.

"It went good," Mosley said. "Auburn went real, real good. It was just a good trip altogether. I got to spend a lot of time with (Auburn offensive coordinator) Coach (Gus) Malzahn. I like Auburn a lot. I sat in Coach Chizik's office with him for about 20 minutes. I feel like Auburn is real close (to offering a scholarship). I really don't know about anybody else."

Mosley said he doesn't have a clear favorite yet. However, he named Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas as his early top three.

Mosley recorded 36 receptions for 471 yards and five touchdowns last season, adding 60 tackles and six quarterback sacks on defense.

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