March 22, 2012

Add WR, Xavier Moss' name to the Class of 2012

One could argue that the name Moss is synonymous with quality wide receivers. Yes, there's the most notable Moss in NFL all-time great, Randy Moss and one can't forget Santana Moss, currently with the currently with the Washington Redskins.

Well the Black Knights of Army have their own Moss, who is 2012 wide receiver commit,
Xavier Moss out of Houston (Texas) Westside High School.

The 6-foot-3, 182 pound wideout, who committed to the Army staff a couple of days prior to National Signing Day, only enhances what is a very solid recruiting class for Head Coach Rich Ellerson.

With several offers in hand, the athletic receiver made his decision to play for Army and attend West Point after his official visit to the campus, the weekend prior to Signing Day.

So what was it about the Black Knights that confirmed to Moss that West Point was his destination? "I saw the campus, I pretty learned about the school, how successful people who graduate from West Point," says the smooth playing receiver. "For me it was more of an academics thing and then football .... well it's a real good program, really good coaches and all of that together I felt that it was the best fit for me."

For those fans that have not seen Moss in action, he offered this brief self-analysis of his talents. "I like beating people off the ball and get myself in an open position for the quarterback to make a play and then when I get the ball .... I have the ability to make a play after the catch."

In 2011, the Prep bound receiver registered 28 receptions, 312 yards and 4 touchdowns for Westside (Class 5A) where they finished the season 8-3.

Like many of his Class of 2012 teammates, Moss also excels in track where he runs the 400M (48.3) & 800M and is hoping to have a productive senior campaign.

"I got 4th place in regional last year and that was one place off making it to the states," adds Moss, who was quick to point out that anything short of making the states championship in 2012 would be disappointing.

"Right now in the state, I am ranked #1, so hopefully I can stay #1, perform at the meet (sectional) and then go to the state and perform there too."

Moss and the other USMAPS bound commits are scheduled to arrive July 20th to start their Army football and West Point careers. "I'm really excited and can't wait to get rolling," says Moss, who has a personal best of 4.65 in the forty.

Beyond track, Moss indicated that he is working diligently as he follows the S&C from the Black Knights summer workout manual.

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