August 8, 2008

Four-star quarterback makes the call

The top quarterbacks in the nation have been falling quickly off of recruiting board around the nation. The elite prospects are quickly being scooped up and committed to top programs. One of the few elite prospects that has remained undecided has been Frisco (Texas) Centennial signal-caller Ryan Mossakowski. As of Friday evening, the four-star prospect is undecided no more.

"I made my decision," Mossakowski said. "I called up the coaches and told them my decision. I'm going to the University of Kentucky. I actually made the call last night and then I decided that I was going to sleep on it just to make sure it was the right decision. I woke up in the morning and felt the same way I did before so I called up Coach Brinson and told him."

Following a very good unofficial visit to Kentucky this summer, Mossakowski just felt at home on the Lexington, Ky. campus.

"I think the big factor was I felt real comfortable on my visit when I went this summer," he said. "I enjoyed all the coaches. Coach Sanders, the quarterback coach, I really enjoyed talking to him. I love his outlook on the game, who he's put in the NFL, his background at Tennessee and who he's coached."

The 6-foot-4, 201 pounder also saw a chance to see the field early in the tough SEC conference as a bonus.

"The playing time and that stuff, that's a factor as well," he said. "I'll go in with a good shot to get a lot of reps real early. Originally I always wanted to go to the SEC because I think it's the best conference."

Apart from having a cannon of an arm on the football field, Mossakowski can be seen throwing out baserunners on the baseball diamond. Though his baseball has taken a back seat this summer to football, he does hope to play both sports in college.

"[Baseball] weighed in just a little bit but not too much," he said. "I've talked to their coach and I really enjoyed their coach. He's a great guy. If I get a chance to play baseball and it works out that's great but if I give it a shot and it doesn't work out, I'll just go from there."

As of now, Mossakowski only plans on taking a visit to Kentucky because he feels strongly that he made the right decision.

"I came down to this decision and I feel real good about it. I think it's where God led me and where my heart led me and I'm going to stick. I talked to them about taking an official visit maybe after the season. I might go up on my bye week which is their bye week too. I may just get a flight out there with my dad on an unofficial visit and meet more of the players and see the team and get more comfortable with the surroundings."

With one of the strongest arms in the country, Mossakowski is one of the elite pure-passers in the 2009 recruiting class and is currently ranked as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the nation.



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