Mosley Gives Verbal Commitment to JMU

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

July 20, 2012

James Madison was the first school to offer Jhalil Mosley a scholarship.

That stuck with the rising senior and Friday, Mosley announced his intention to play for the Dukes.

The Monticello quarterback donned a James Madison hat and was all smiles at his announcement Friday at Monticello High School.

Mosley cited the Duke's initial persistence and offensive fit as reasons for his decision. He chose JMU over other offers from VMI and William & Mary.

"They took the time to think about me much more, and offered me first so, I mean, it kind of made my decision a lot easier," Mosley explained. "It's a comfortable fit for me with what (Monticello) Coach (Rodney) Redd and I do down here. Spread, option style, pro style, I mean, it's just basically the same as here down at Monticello."

Mosley, a dual-threat quarterback, totaled over 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior and was named second-team All-Jefferson District.

His ability to throw and run had people familiar with the JMU program calling it a great fit.

"I think it's an absolute great fit," agreed Redd. "That is one thing that JMU is trying to do. Become a bit more balanced on offense and he definitely has the skill set to make plays with his feet as well as his arm."

With his decision out of the way, Mosley can now focus on leading the Mustangs back to the Region II semifinals before he heads over the mountain to JMU and head coach Mickey Matthews.

"I mean, it makes it a lot easier on me, playing football. I can just go out there and play football and I don't have to worry about my decisions later on. It was just a lot easier getting it out of the way early," Mosley said.

"He's already made the grade and has the test scores that make him eligible to be recruited and to make a big time commitment," redd added. "So it definitely speaks a lot to his athletic and academic achievement at this point."

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163228696 -
Gray Television, Inc.