RELEASE DATE: 2/06/08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Danny Moss commits to play sprint football at Mansfield – former Alaska High School quarterback
MANSFIELD – Although the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) does not have an official first day signing, Mansfield University’s new sprint football program received confirmation of its first officially committed recruit from Danny Moss (Anchorage, Alaska/Diamond HS).
Moss, who was a freshman this season on the football team at the University of Saint Mary in Kansas, will enroll at Mansfield for the fall semester of 2008.
“I’ve made my decision and I’m going to be a Mountie for the remainder of the college football career,” Moss said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to play quarterback at Mansfield. I am very familiar with Sprint football. I looked into Cornell and its program when I was in my senior year of high school.”
Sprint football is a varsity collegiate football program that’s played under the same rules as regular football with the exception that players must weight 172 pounds or less. It provides a unique opportunity for the average size student to play collegiate football.
While a number of high school student-athletes have visited campus, provided information, and have already applied and been accepted at Mansfield, Moss is the first player to contact the university and officially announce he was coming to Mansfield to play sprint football.
More than 25 current Mansfield University students have expressed an interest in joining the sprint football program while more than 50 on-line applications have been received from the sprint football site on GoMounties.com.
Mansfield is currently in the final stages of hiring a head coach, but the University has been actively contacting high school head football coaches, administrators and guidance counselors about the unique opportunity to play sprint football at Mansfield.
Steve McCloskey, Mansfield’s Director of Athletic Operations and Information along with Mountaineer football alums have done presentations to more than 500 coaches at the National Wing-T Football Clinic and the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association Clinic.
A billboard for Mansfield Sprint Football has been erected on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
Mansfield, which dropped its NCAA Division II football program after the 2006 season, will compete in the Collegiate Sprint Football League in 2008. Mansfield will be the only public university in the nation to sponsor a sprint football program.
The other members of the CSFL are Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the United States Navel Academy at Annapolis and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Mansfield will play five games in 2008 including a scrimmage with Princeton on Sept. 20. The Mountaineers play their first official game when they host Cornell on Sept. 27, 2008.
For more information or to fill out information form to play sprint football at Mansfield goes to the Mansfield athletic website at www.GoMounties.com and click on sprint football.