John Tyler cornerback Javontavius Mosley is back at the forefront of the developing East Texas football recruiting scene today with a fifth overall college football scholarship opportunity in a 21-day span.

UTSA did the honor and became the first Conference USA program to take a shot on the junior. The official John Tyler football Twitter account first announced the news.

Houston, SMU, Stephen F. Austin and Texas State are the other schools that are pursuing Mosley (6-1, 170) at this point.

The Roadrunners enter the picture following a 3-9 season, including a 3-5 mark in conference play. Three of their losses came in the first three weeks of the season to power five conference opponents Arizona, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

Former head coach Larry Coker, the first coach in UTSA history, resigned after the season and was replaced by Frank Wilson.

Wilson, an offensive minded coach, joined the team following six seasons at LSU as an associate head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. He also made stops at Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee after four seasons leading the New Orleans Landry-Walker College and Career Preparatory High School team between 2000 and 2004.

The Roadrunners have not been strangers to East Texas through their six years and five seasons of existence. Most recently, Carthage senior defensive end Jarod McLin signed with the program.

Mosley was part of a strong John Tyler secondary this past season. He recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions, broke up 12 passes and recovered a fumble in the team’s run to a Class 5A Division II area round appearance.

The secondary featured two other underclassmen in Kieran Freeman and Da’Quaylon Kennedy. Together with Mosley, they combined for eight interceptions.

Safety Bryston Gipson, a Henderson State signee and one of John Tyler’s 13 college-bound senior players, rounded out the 2015 unit.

John Tyler won the District 16-5A championship and posted an 8-4 total record following an 0-3 non-district start.

Like all high school football players currently in their junior year, Mosley will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February, 2017.


2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 — offers from Houston, SMU (2)
  • 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 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Kansas (2)
  • Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arizona State, Kansas, SMU, Texas State, Texas Tech (5)
  • Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 — offers from Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech (2)
  • Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 — offer from SMU (1)
  • Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
  • Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-1, 170 — offers from Houston, SMU, Texas State, UTSA (4)
  • Bryson Smith, John Tyler, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Bowling Green, SMU, Texas State, ULL (4)
  • Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (6)