Posted by Tom Fornelli
Here's a story that may temper your excitement or frustration with signing day tomorrow. It's important to remember that there are no sure things in college football. For instance, Ryan Mossakowski was a four-star recruit at quarterback out of Texas who chose to sign with Kentucky a few years ago. He then had to have surgery to repair the labrum in his throwing shoulder following high school, and redshirted his first season in Lexington.
Mossakowski then spent 2010 at third on the Kentucky depth chart behind Mike Hartline and Morgan Newton, and only saw time in mop-up duty this season, never getting the chance to throw a pass. Now, after coming to Kentucky with so much promise, Mossakowski has announced he'll be transferring from the school.
"This is something I've been thinking about for a while, even before the bowl game,"said Mossakowski. "I talked with the coaches and they said the job would be open in the spring and I'd have a chance to compete. I just had to make the decision that I thought was best for me. I really have to go somewhere where I know there's a 100 percent chance I'd get on the field.
"I have total respect for the coaching staff, and I'll still be good friends with all the players. I've really enjoyed it here. I just want to be somewhere where I know I'll get on the field."
Mossakowski says he's talked to his father and high school coach about some possible destinations, but he hasn't put together any kind of list.