ULL Offers John Tyler Cornerback Javontavius Mosley
Javontavius Mosley picked up his sixth overall offer Friday and his second in consecutive days.
Louisiana-Lafayette joined the mix by extending a college football scholarship opportunity to the junior cornerback from John Tyler. It faces FBS competitors Houston, SMU, Texas State and, most recent recently, UTSA in the recruiting battle. FCS competitor Stephen F. Austin rounds out the pack.
The official John Tyler football Twitter account first reported the news.
Mosley (6-1, 170) 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.
The Ragin' Cajuns, led by Mark Hudspeth, posted a 4-8 record in 2015 after four consecutive trips to the New Orleans Bowl.
ULL's upcoming squad will feature former Carthage offensive lineman Adrian Goodacre as well as two new signees from the East Texas region in Newton linebacker Tanner Holmes and Jasper tight end Cody Mitchell.
With the offer from Hudspeth's staff in hand, Mosley became the fifth junior from the region to hold five or more FBS scholarship opportunities.
John Tyler receiver Damion Miller and Liberty-Eylau defensive end Lagaryonn Carson -- both Texas commitments -- lead the area with nine scholarships each. Bullard tight end Major Tennison, another Texas commitment, ranks third with six.
Mosley hopped into a tie with uncommitted Hooks receiver Montrell Estell. Both players have five opportunities.
Behind them, John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith owns four offers. One of his current choices is ULL.
Mosley, Miller and Smith are critical returning pieces for John Tyler. Their school will participate in Class 6A for at least the next two seasons after a very successful six-year stint in Class 5A which featured two trips to the state semifinals.
All high school football players currently in their junior year will become eligible to sign with any school that offers them 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, ULL, UTSA (5)
- 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)