There was some thought John Tyler defensive back Javontavius Mosley and John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith would choose a college together since they had a number of schools from across the nation open to taking both of them.

Mosley chose his own path. He verbally committed to UTSA on Monday in favor of eight other FBS offers while Smith is still uncommitted to any program.

Javi Cardenas of BirdsUp.com first reported the news.

Arkansas State, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss and Texas State were the other parties from the subdivision interesting in getting Mosley's services.

Mosley (6-1, 170) recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions, broke up 12 passes and recovered a fumble as a junior last year. He helped John Tyler to a Class 5A Division I area round playoff appearance, where the team lost to Mansfield Lake Ridge.

Lake Ridge advanced all the way to the state championship game.

John Tyler will jump to Class 6A this fall due to a growing student population and will compete in District 11. Longview, Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Rockwall, Rockwall-Heath and Tyler Lee make up the league schedule.

UTSA is going through its first-ever coaching transition as the program preps for the 2016 campaign. Inaugural head coach Larry Coker resigned after five seasons and six years at the school following a 3-9 2015 season.

New head coach Frank Wilson, an associate head coach at LSU last year, inherits a program seeking its first bowl game appearance.

Carthage defensive end Jarod McLin signed with UTSA in February.

Mosely, like all high school football prospects currently in their junior year, will get the same opportunity on Feb. 1, 2017.

2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 — offers from Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina, Houston, Kansas, Memphis, Navy, North Texas, SMU, ULL, ULM, UTSA, Wyoming (12)
  • Noah Bush, Athens, LB, 6-2, 225 — offer from Army (1)
  • Lagaryonn Carson, Liberty-Eylau, DE, 6-4, 261 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, North Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M (9)
  • Trestan Ebner, Henderson, WR, 5-11, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Texas, Ole Miss, SMU, Syracuse, UTSA, TCU, Tulsa (16)
  • Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR/DB, 6-2, 180 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane (12)
  • Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 — offers from Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas State, ULL (7)
  • Ted Fuller, Harleton, RB, 5-11, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Austin Hawley, Gladewater, DB, 6-1, 200 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Kollin Hurt, Gilmer, DB, 6-3, 175 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Jordan Johnson, Hooks, ATH, 6-0, 195 — committed to Air Force (1)
  • Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 — offers from Army, Colorado, Navy, SMU, Tulane, ULL (6)
  • Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (11)
  • LaMarcus Morton, Gilmer, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Texas Tech, Tulsa, ULL, ULM, UTSA (11)
  • Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-1, 170 — committed to UTSA; additional offers from Arkansas State, Houston, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, ULL, ULM (9)
  • Dhailon Phillips, Lufkin, WR, 6-3, 195 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Kordell Rodgers, Lufkin, QB/ATH, 5-10, 165 — offers from Arkansas State, Texas State, ULM (3)
  • Makyle Sanders, Tyler Lee, S, 6-2, 175 -- offer from Memphis (1)
  • Bryson Smith, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 6-0, 170 — offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, ULL, ULM, UTSA (15)
  • D'Torian Smith, Tatum, LB, 6-3, 225 — offer from Air Force (1)
  • Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (12)
  • Josh Thompson, Nacogdoches, CB, 6-0, 182 — offered by Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Ohio, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULM, Utah, UTSA, Washington State, Wyoming (15)
  • Traveion Webster, Longview, S, 6-0, 197 — offered by ULM (1)