Recruiting: Mosley standing by Huskers

2014-01-16T21:03:00Z Recruiting: Mosley standing by HuskersBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com

Husker fans needed to hear some good recruiting news Thursday after learning that defensive end Darius Slade had decommitted.

Defensive back commit Trai Mosley gave them some when he told BigRedReport.com he is not going to take a visit to TCU, something he had seemed to be considering.

Mosley is an important prospect for Nebraska, which needs to find some answers at cornerback to replace the likes of Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans.

There has been some wondering about the status of Mosley given that he was primarily recruited by Terry Joseph, who recently left for Texas A&M.

On Thursday, Husker recruiting coordinator Ross Els paid a visit to the 5-foot-10, 170-pound native of Pflugerville, Texas. It apparently went well enough for Mosley to tell BigRedReport he remained confident in his Nebraska commitment.

"When I first heard that Coach Joseph was leaving, I honestly didn't really know what to think," Mosley told the recruiting site. "But a couple of days later, I spoke with him and he was telling me that Nebraska is the best fit for me. He didn't want me going anywhere else. The coaching staff loved me.

"He didn't want to recruit me to Texas A&M because he had too much respect for Coach Pelini and the staff. I respect that. He said he had to do what he had to do for his family, and I understand that."

There's still three weeks until signing day. A lot can happen in that time. But the fact Mosley has no visits planned elsewhere at this time is important news for the Huskers.

It also won't hurt that Nebraska is about to put a face with its secondary coach position. It's anticipated that the school will officially announce Charlton Warren as the new defensive backs coach Friday morning.

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. Follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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