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June 15, 2013It was a late night surprise when Nebraska received a verbal commitment on Friday from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson cornerback Trai Mosley.
News of the 5-foot-10, 171 pound defensive back's commit hit Twitter late Friday night, and HuskerOnline.com caught up with Mosley Saturday morning before he returned to campus to take in NU's Big Red Weekend.
Mosley actually worked out for the Husker coaching staff on Friday during the final day of their camp, and his offer and commitment came later that evening. Mosley said Nebraska began recruiting him in the spring and the big thing they wanted to do was see him workout in person before offering.
"It all started after Coach (Ross) Els came down to a spring practice and he said he really liked me and he was going to send some of the film he got at this camp to Coach (Terry) Joseph," Mosley said. "Coach Joseph ended up coming two weeks later and he liked what he saw.
"He said they wanted to recruit me as a corner and I'd be the 'one undersized guy' he'd be looking for. They wanted me to come down here to verify my speed and wanted me to run a 40. I ended up running a 4.43 and basically that's what triggered them offering."
Mosley said he didn't know a whole lot about Nebraska before getting the chance to come up here with his family on Friday.
After getting the chance to experience Lincoln first hand, Mosley said he was blown away by everything NU has to offer.
"Before we came up here we looked at Nebraska a lot online," Mosley said. "We also saw they had a good engineering program and the football team has won a lot of games in the past couple of years, which is good. That's all I really knew, but then I came down here and actually toured the school on Friday.
"I was very impressed with what I saw. I took a trip down to Oklahoma and I thought Oklahoma was one of the nicest colleges, but when I came to Nebraska I was blown away and said 'dang, this is ridiculous.' It was way nicer here than Oklahoma. I even liked how the academic tutoring was within the football facilities in the stadium, so you don't have to go across campus to get a tutor."
Before coming to Lincoln on Friday Mosley didn't hold any early scholarship offers, but once word got out on Twitter the Huskers offered both SMU and Texas State followed up with offers.
However, Mosley said he's happy to be a Husker and does not plan to take any more visits now that he's committed to the Big Red.
"Right now I am 100 percent committed to Nebraska," Mosley said.