John Tyler’s Javontavius Mosley Offered By Stephen F. Austin
John Tyler might want to think about adding more parking to its campus this summer for all the college coaches that will drop by during and after the 2016 season.
Stephen F. Austin broke the ice in John Tyler cornerback and receiver Javontavius Mosley's recruiting process with a college football scholarship opportunity late Thursday evening. The John Tyler football Twitter account first reported the news.
With the offer, Mosley (6-1, 175) became the third junior football player at John Tyler to receive college interest. He joined Texas receiver commitment Damien Miller and uncommitted quarterback Bryson Smith as a targeted player.
Mosley recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions during his junior campaign while also catching five passes from Smith for 108 yards. He helped the team rally from an 0-3 start for a District 16-5A championship, a Class 5A Division I area round playoff appearance and an 8-4 record overall.
The Lumberjacks football program, based in Nacogdoches, has been a landing spot for East Texas players for decades.
Tyler Lee senior quarterback Zach Hall is Stephen F. Austin's latest of four local commitments toward its 2016 recruiting class. Hall made his decision Jan.17.
The Lumberjacks' shortly-to-sign senior class also is expected to feature Brownsboro athlete Tamrick Pace, Liberty-Eylau quarterback Ke'Mon Freeman and Nacogdoches receiver Alex Gregory as scholarship players.
Head coach Clint Conque wrapped up his second season with Stephen F. Austin in November. The team finished its 2015 camapign with a 4-7 record, but it did seem to turn a corner midway through the schedule with four victories in its final six games.
Four of the squad’s six losses to FCS opponents came by one possession. A fifth loss was to TCU in Fort Worth.
After 14 successful seasons guiding the Central Arkansas program, Conque helped the Lumberjacks to a Division I First Round playoff appearance in 2014. He previously took Central Arkansas to the FCS playoffs twice in addition to two Division II playoff appearances before his former program made the jump to the FCS.
Stephen F. Austin most recently sent running back Gus Johnson, a former Gilmer star, to the NFL. Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders in the spring and released before finding a home on the Dallas Cowboys’ active roster through the preseason. He is presently on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad.
Mosley will return to a John Tyler program expected to jump to Class 6A for his senior season. The University Interscholastic League football districts for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years will be announced Monday.
Like all current junior football players, Mosley will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him a scholarship in February, 2017.