Mossakowski Talks about His Commitment

Mossakowski Talks about His Commitment

Kentucky received one of the biggest commitments of the Rich Brooks era when Centennial High School (Tx.) quarterback Ryan Mossakowski chose to become a Wildcat. Mossakowski took time to speak to the Kentucky Sports Report about his college decision.

Kentucky received one of the biggest commitments of the Rich Brooks era when Centennial High School (Tx.) quarterback Ryan Mossakowski chose to become a Wildcat. Mossakowski took time to speak to the Kentucky Sports Report about his college decision.

After throwing for over 3000 yards and 19 touchdowns last season, Mossakowski proved to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation. Ryan had several high caliber programs recruiting him, but in the end he broke it down to four programs: Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M. After visits to his four schools, Mossakowski made his decision. "I initially made up my mind last night. I wanted to sleep on it," said Mossakowski. "I felt the same way when I woke up this morning. I knew that my heart and God was leading me on a certain path. I called coach Brinson and told him."

Obviously the staff was excited about the decision. "They were really thrilled. I talked to coach Brinson and coach Brooks. They seemed really glad about it," he said. "It's a lot of relief off coach Brinson's shoulders, with practice starting," he finished.

Mossakowski's strengths are just what you'd expect from a top quarterback prospect. "I think I have really good footwork. I think I have good pocket presence. I'm more of a pocket passer, but I can scramble ad make a play with my legs if I have to," said Mossakowski. Ryan also believes that his other abilities are assets on the field as well. "I'm a playmaker. As a quarterback, you need to be a playmaker. I just have a good sense of the game."

Still, he believes there are things he can improve on. "I want to get better scrambling. I want to get faster. That's real big, especially in the SEC. All the defenses can fly and being faster will help," said Mossakowski. "Physically, my body needs to get bigger and I need to gain some weight and get stronger. I really need to adjust to the speed of the game. Hopefully I can do that quick and learn the offense, and grasp the concepts," he finished.

While football is a priority right now, Mossakowski does have other options. Major League Baseball is still a possibility. "I would like to go straight to college. I think my education is very important. But there some opportunities that you can't pass up," he said. "It depends on what round I'd be drafted. There are a lot of factors that have to line up. More than likely if things line up, I'll give it a shot, then I'll come back and play college football," said Mossakowski.

In the meantime, Mossakowski is a Wildcat. After taking his visits, he felt comfortable enough to call Lexington home. "I really enjoyed (my visit to Kentucky). I got the grand tour. I saw the locker room, the weight room, I saw the stadium and the academic center. You name it, I saw it. I enjoyed everything there. It just felt like the right place to be," he said.

He also likes being a part of a program on the rise. "One of the factors is that they are building. I'd lke to be a part of something that's starting out," he said. "I hope to make an impact on what they are doing now. With their staff, I think they have a good shot to keep building the program," he said.

"It felt right. I felt at home when I was there. I think I have a shot to go in and get reps and learn the offense. Hopefully one day I'll be the starter," he said.

Mossakowski is a four-star prospect according to Scout.com and the number 26 quarterback in the nation.

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