Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Pittman going hard after Moss
Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman is seeking highly-touted offensive lineman Steven Moss. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)
Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman has advised highly recruited offensive lineman Steven Moss to prepare for a full day when he visits Fayetteville.
"He pretty much said they'll make Steven Moss day," Moss said. "That's what he called it. He said you'll pretty much spend the whole day with me and the head coach and pretty much the whole coaching staff."
Moss, 6-5, 290 pounds, 5.0 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Fredericksburg, (Va,) Chancellor has 21 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, Virginia and Penn State.
"I'm definitely interested in the program because of their success in SEC." Moss said.
Pittman's sense of humor keeps Moss entertained.
"He usually cracks jokes and stuff," Moss said. "You can actually relate to him and talk with and joke around with him."
Moss's numbers in the weight room are above average. He reports a 365 pound bench press and 550 squat. Visits along with the spring evaluation period that runs April 15 to May 31 will be hectic.
"I definitely want to get to a lot of programs," Moss said. "I'm definitely going to try to get to all four of my SEC programs. It's going to be a big spring for me to be honest with all the schools coming by my school and everything. It's probably going to get exhausting but I'll find a way to get through it."
Moss, who's also above average in the classroom with a 3. 6 grade point average, is primarily concerned about his education.
"Pretty much the first thing I'll look at would have to be academics," he said. "But I'm not even positive what I want to major in yet. The second thing would probably be the surrounding area. Do I want to go there for four to five years? The third thing would be like the coaching staff and the team. Is it like a team with a history or a team on the rise?"
Official visits and a decision is up in the air.
"I would definitely like to narrow my schools to maybe five or six," Moss said. "I'm not positive of I want to do the whole official visit route yet but I definitely will take official visits but I'm not sure though."