Hard work lands Broken Arrow's Mossop at Air Force

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - It wasn't an easy journey for Gary Mossop, who committed to play football for the U.S. Air Force Academy on Wednesday. The offers weren't rolling in. The Broken Arrow defensive back didn't have a single offer from a university heading into his senior year

It's like casting a line like when you're fishing, Mossop said. You're going to catch nothing if you catch it three times. But, if you cast it 500 times you might catch two fish

Finally someone took the bait, Air Force. But, even that took a while to happen.

They were just blunt and upfront about it. They were like it didn't get approved this time. We'll check out your senior tape and reevaluate you, Mossop said. 

It took a great senior season, highlighted by 41 unassisted tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles to have the Falcons reconsider him after a first look his junior year. But it's all the hard work he puts in on the field during the off season that's helped land him a spot at one of the nation
s service academy's.

The Bible says you reap what you sow, and I put in a lot of work in this off season, Mossop said.

Mossop was training up to four days a week. That hard work to landed him nine offers, including Navy and Army as well.
Not many kids have the opportunity to say they've been offered by the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force, Mossop said

But it was coach Calhoun who came and made him a falcon and a future Air Force cadet.