Four-star QB commits to Cats

Coach Rich Brooks secured one of his highest-profile recruits at Kentucky on Friday when four-star quarterback prospect Ryan Mossakowski of Frisco, Texas, orally committed to the Cats.

The 6-foot-4, 201-pound Mossakowski told the Dallas Morning News that he made his decision Friday morning. He chose UK over Texas A&M and Alabama.

“I'm thrilled that it's over,” he told the newspaper.

Mossakowski, entering his fourth season as a starter at Centennial High School, said UK's passing attack and its recent history of placing quarterbacks in the NFL influenced his decision. ranks Mossakowski as a four-star prospect and has him No. 2 nationally on a list of the strongest QB arms in the Class of 2009.

The first day he can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 4, 2009.

Special to the Herald-Leader