Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators coaching staff have turned their focus to recruiting now that spring practice has ended.
Defensive end/outside linebacker Cyrus Moss (6-5, 220, Las Vegas, NV. Bishop Gorman) is one of the guys that Florida is recruiting hard and he talks to multiple coaches.
“They’re definitely recruiting me pretty hard, I talk to them often,” Moss said of the Gators. “I talk to Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach [Dan] Mullen, we’ve been consistently doing zoom calls and talking on the phone, things like that.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has explained to Moss that he can come to Florida knowing that he will be used correctly on defense.
“Basically that I can have the confidence to come to Florida,” he said on the message from Grantham. “He stresses that he has had success at my position in previous years and that for 10 straight years he has had prospects come out of that position. He’s just pushing consistency and what I can expect.”
Moss is being recruited as a pass rusher and he believes the role is a good one for him not only in college but for the next level.
“He has me coming off the edge,” Moss said on where Grantham wants him to play. “I think they’re going to have a few other opportunities for me but mostly an edge player. I think it’s a good role for sure, it’s definitely an NFL-type role they have me in.”
Head coach Dan Mullen has also explained to Moss how things are run in Gainesville and what he can expect if he were to pick Florida.
“He mostly explains what the atmosphere is like and what they expect out of their guys,” he said on the message from Mullen. “How they run things, it seems like they have expectations for their guys and they hold themselves to it. I think they do a pretty good of having fun too.”
Moss had a virtual visit with the Gators a few weeks ago and after that call, he says he was excited about Florida.
“Definitely highly interested, I included them in my top 11,” Moss said of his interest in Florida. “They’re in contention, the zoom call had me pretty excited about them.”
Next up for Moss will be planning on who gets official visits as the dead period is expected to end in May.
“Honestly I’m going to have to talk to all the schools, I’m working on figuring it out,” he said of official visits. “I want to cut my list down from eleven to five and that will be the schools I take official visits to.”