With a year's worth of watching and learning under his belt, Jhalil Mosley is ready for his turn on the field.
The former Monticello Mustang is headed into his second training camp at William & Mary after redshirting his freshman season and is expected to compete for the starting quarterback position.
Mosley spent that redshirt season in the weight room getting bigger, studying film and learning from the players out on the field. He says that experience made him better prepared for this season.
"I mean it was fun, I got to go up there and play with kids that have been doing it. They coached me up really well and they helped me out a lot," Mosley said. "I learned a lot from the older guys that made it a lot easier. They showed me what to do, what not to do, when to do it. When to drill balls, when not to. It just really made it easy for me."
Mosley was a three-year letterwinner at Monticello and finished his career with 6,012 combined passing and rushing yards, second most in school history.
But success in high school is one thing. Playing at the collegiate level is something else, as he found out firsthand last season.
"It was a big transition going from high school to college," Mosley explained. "The schemes you have to pick up fast but I really grew in the offseason when it comes to x's and o's and it's going to make it a lot easier. The key thing is speed and angles. Everybody's fast, everybody's big. Everybody's good on that level, they're there for a purpose. You've got to bring your 'A' game everyday."
Mosley and the Tribe will kick off their season August 30th in Blacksburg when they visit the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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