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May 20, 2011Running back Dyshawn Mobley saw his junior season at Powell (Tenn.) High School hampered with an ankle injury and played in just six games. But the 6-foot and 215-pound Mobley still managed to eclipse the 1,000 yard-plateau for the second straight season.
Now completely recovered, Mobley was all about making improvements this spring and doing that with his overall game.
"We had our last week of spring ball this week and wrapped it up," said Mobley. "We looked alright but there are a lot of things we need to improve on, including myself. I am playing on both sides again at tailback and linebacker. On offense, I worked more on my blocking and hitting the whole at full speed. I also spent a lot of time knowing what the defense was gonna do before I made my cuts. On defense, it was about filling in the gaps and being more aggressive."
Performing well on both sides of the ball, Mobley said college programs are counting on him staying in the backfield at the next level.
"I am mainly being recruited as a running back," said Mobley. "And that's a good thing because that is what I prefer to play. I feel I am better on that side of the ball, too."
Mobley said he saw a few BCS programs check him out this spring and also added several ACC and SEC schools were showing him interest.
"I saw Cincinnati and North Carolina down here at spring and a few more," said Mobley. "We can't talk to them right now at practice but those were the schools I saw for sure. And then Clemson, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Georgia and Alabama are also showing me some interest.
"I was supposed to visit Mississippi State this spring but I couldn't make it. But they are still sending me a lot of letters."
Mobley said he is hoping to earn some offers this summer and plans to take several trips to camps in the Southeast region. While he patiently waits on that first offer, he said he holds no early favorite.
"I am just trying to weigh things out and see who all offers before I have a favorite or anything like that," said Mobley. "I am definitely going to try to make it to Auburn, North Carolina, Syracuse and Alabama. There may be more camps, too, this summer like Mississippi State and North Carolina but I just don't know yet."