Tennessee football extended 2025 prospect Remington Moss a scholarship offer in February. Moss was on campus for the first time on Thursday.
Moss got the chance to take in the Vols’ second scrimmage of the spring inside Neyland Stadium as well as tour campus and the facilities.
“I thought it was great,” Moss told Off The Hook. “They were out there competing. The defense really didn’t let up much.
“Neyland Stadium is nice. I can feel the vibe. I want to see what it’s like when it’s full.”
Moss paid close attention to his position group, the defensive backs. He made sure to watch how defensive back coach Willie Martinez coaches his unit. He also got a chance to catch up with the coach for the first time since receiving his offer.
“He really just stressed the importance of him just seeing me more, having me come up to Knoxville more,” Moss said. “Just, him trying to recruit me more. He just told me to stay on top of what I’m doing now.”
Moss, who finished the 2022 season with five interceptions and 16 pass break ups, could feel the love Tennessee was showing him. Now holding a Tennessee offer, he tried to picture himself on campus.
“It’s nice, I like the city of Knoxville,” Moss said. “It was a cool city and a cool campus. It was a cool facility too, and they’re about to build the new one. I enjoyed everything.”
Moss has been talking to Maryland, Virginia Tech, Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State and South Carolina. He is fresh off a visit to South Bend where he was extended a scholarship offer.
As for Tennessee football, the visit made a great impression on the defensive back from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic high school in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Moss gave the visit an “8.5, nine out of 10.”
“They definitely up there,” he said.
As for the scheme, Moss enjoys Tim Banks’ aggressive defense. He also would enjoy competing against Tennessee’s fast-paced offense, as he saw in the scrimmage.
“I love being aggressive as a DB,” Moss said. “The fact that I get to compete against a fast-paced offense and play on a fast-paced defense, that’s pretty nice.”
At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Moss has been used as a corner in high school. In talking to Martinez, he didn’t rule out making him a hard-hitting safety.
“He said he sees me as a corner, but he says I’m already 185, so I’m going to get bigger, faster, stronger,” Moss said. “So, he said I might end up being a safety too. For now, he sees me at corner.”
While he plans to return to Tennessee for at least one game in the fall, Moss made sure before he left Knoxville that he got a picture with highly touted freshman quarterback Nico Iamaleava.
“Everybody followed him from high school,” Moss said. “It was crazy seeing him at all of these 7-on-7 tournaments and now seeing him practice at Tennessee.”