Last summer, 2014 two-way lineman Charles Mosley (Brighton, Tenn./Brighton) arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as an unknown in the recruiting world. But at 6-foot-5, 340 pounds, Mosley would not go undetected for very long competing in various drills in front of the Crimson Tide coaches.
“I went to a camp at Alabama and I was just some big dude that nobody knew about,” Mosley said. “But then one of the coaches came up and said ‘You are kind of nimble for a big dude.’ ”
Mosley was then put in a group with prospects the coaches already knew about for one-on-ones. With Tide coach Nick Saban looking on, Mosley made the most of his opportunity.
“I guess I did something to impress them because the guys they put me up against in that group could not stop me,” Mosley said. “After that they put me on offense and I did one-on-ones at offensive guard, and the coaches told me afterward that I reminded them of Chance Warmack. That camp really set everything in place. They realized I could move really well side to side – and I was 360 pounds back then.”