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While he might not have as many offers or stars as his buddy Michael Dyer, Little Rock Christian tight end Dakota Mosley is certainly one of the top 2010 prospects in the state of Arkansas.
The 6-4, 251-pound junior, who will take in a University of Arkansas practice on Friday with tailback Dyer, has already got a couple of offers from Tulsa and Louisiana Tech and no doubt several more are on the way.
“I am going to Tennessee next weekend and they have told me that they plan to offer me when I get there,” Mosley said. “Auburn also wants to come watch me in spring practice and told me they will likely offer then.”
Then there is Arkansas, who has given out only 3 in-state offers so far to Dyer, Pulaski Academy offensive lineman Parker Mack and Junction City defensive lineman Bryan Jones.
That has caused some comments among in-state players and coaches about so few offers so far, but doesn’t bother Mosley, who had 36 catches for 471 yards last season with 5 touchdowns.
“I’ve got no problem with that,” Mosley said. “Arkansas is taking its time and if they think it is best to go out and watch guys in spring practice before offering, I understand it. Really it’s still early and I am not worried about that.”
Mosley and Dyer have been on quite a few road trips recently with a Junior Day visit to Arkansas and also treks to Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ole Miss.
“It’s been great to see them all and I think it will help a lot in the long run,” Mosley said. “We’ve gotten to see what the colleges have to offer, got a chance to see their offenses and where we would fit in. It’s been good getting to see the teams on the field practicing and see their run-pass balance and stuff like that.”
That certainly will help in the decision making process according to Mosley, who played his sophomore season at Farmington.
“If it is going to be a place you are at the next 4 or 5 years so a big key is not only how you would fit in on the field, but also academically. I want to go somewhere with a good academic reputation and make sure I get a great education while there.”
That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the same place as Dyer.
“It would be great to continue playing football with Michael if we found a place that was the best fit for both of us and what we are trying to do,” Mosley said. “But we both have to make the best decision for ourselves regardless of whether that is the same place or not.”
Mosley had gotten up to 260, but is determined to play at 245 or so next season.
“I am working out at the Arkansas Performance Center and just trying to stay on the diet and improve my speed,” Mosley said.
Dyer was hobbled at the end of the season and the Warriors lost in the opening round of the 2008 state playoffs after going to the state championship game in 2007.
With Dyer, Mosley and quarterback Jessie Stone – who filled in admirably last season when the starter went down – the Little Rock Christian offense should be productive again this season.
It will be under new head coach Justin Kramer.
“There shouldn’t be much that changes since Coach Kramer has been our offensive co-ordinator,” Mosley said. “We just have to get our young lineman up to speed and I think we will be really good.”