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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Coach | 2024 Notre Dame WR Target Emmett Mosley Blessed By Physical Traits

February 13, 2023
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Emmett Mosley‍ and his siblings inherited more than physical gifts from their parents, who were both elite-level athletes.

“He's steeped with great parents and mentorship from his mom and his dad,” Mosley’s head coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Anthony Rouzier says of the 2024 California receiver.

Mosley’s father, Emmett, played football at Notre Dame and his mother, Cindy, was an All-American soccer player for the Irish.

“They're just really sharp people who know and understand the process and are always willing to learn at the same time,” Rouzier says of Mosley’s parents.

“He's got that paradigm in his head of understanding there's always room for improvement and understanding to learn from others and that you can't cheat the work. From an upbringing perspective, you just see it.”

Mosley’s older sister plays soccer for Iowa and his two younger brothers have already shown plenty of promise.

“All of them are just excellent athletes, but I think more importantly, they treat things like pros,” Rouzier says.

“You have to tell him to stop practicing and slow down and that's rare that you get that these days where you've got a kid who has that type of blue-collar mentality in football and that's him.”

As for those physical traits, size is the first one that jumps out to Rouzier.

“He's 6-1.5, almost 6-2, maybe 190,” the coach says. “So physically, he's got the right size and he's got real good speed. His balance is fantastic. He's extremely physical. He'll hit you, man. He'll block, he'll break tackles. He doesn't get taken down by the first guy.

“Physically, he can do all those things. He can track the ball well. He's got something in his game that a lot of kids don't these days, he's got a stiff arm. He's just a dude.”

Mosley is being recruited by several schools, including his parents’ alma mater.

“Obviously, Notre Dame's going to have a special place in his heart by default because his parents both went there and they understand the long-term benefits of the school,” Rouzier says. “It's the 40-year decision that Notre Dame has. I know Notre Dame is a school that's really high on his list.”

Irish head coach Marcus Freeman and other assistants stopped by Santa Margarita Catholic while on the road last months.

“That got him excited,” says Rouzier. “That's always going to be one of the top choices for him.”

Rouzier expects Mosley to hit the road plenty in the coming months.

“He'll end up going to a bunch of camps and doing stuff, so he'll go out there,” he says. “But they're not going to be the crew that goes all the time everywhere to every place. They're very thorough and they understand. They don't get caught up too much in the hype.”

In other words, Mosley won’t be hitting the camp circuit just looking to pad his offer sheet.

“Absolutely not,” Rouzier says. “That's not who the kid is. That's not who the parents are. They know you can only go to one school.”

Rouzier doesn’t pressure his players to make any decisions before they’re ready.

“Whatever works for any kids, I'm all good with,” he says. “Everybody's different. I'm not sure exactly what their decision-making is going to be, but I'll support it. I'm a liaison and a vessel to help, but it's their decision and I just want what's best for the kids and their families. Everybody has different goals, different fits, so I don't care.

“Obviously, he's proven already that he can compartmentalize and get highly-recruited and be a really sought-after recruit, but then also put the work in and be able to focus on ball and school and being a good kid. If he wants to commit whenever, I'm highly supportive of it.”

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