Former Vol quarterback Casey Clausen may not work for the University of Tennessee, but he may be able to help out the Vols in the 2021 recruiting cycle.
On Monday, four-star pro-style quarterback Miller Moss tweeted out that he picked up an offer from the Vols. Moss plays for Bishop Alemany in Mission Hills, California, and Clausen is his head coach.
— Miller Moss (@millermoss7) February 17, 2020
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Moss is the No. 62 overall prospect and the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 cycle. He holds offers from two dozen schools, including Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Miami, USC, and many others.
The 6-foot-2, 197-pound quarterback has already taken unofficial visits to California, UCLA, Stanford, and USC in 2020, and it’s likely he’ll take several more trips across the country once the dead period lifts in March. Moss recently accepted an invite to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game.
Moss can absolutely sling the ball, and he has a cannon of an arm. He launches the ball down the field and completes deep passes with ease. Moss can make a number of other throws as well, and he’s not just a deep ball passer. He can also move around in the pocket well and has quick enough feet to avoid trouble. He’s harder to bring down than you might expect, too.
As a junior this past season, Moss completed 67.4 percent of his 319 pass attempts for 3,118 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions according to MaxPreps. He also ran for 105 yards and two scores.
Moss’ high school head coach, Casey Clausen, is one of the more accomplished Tennessee quarterbacks over the last two decades. Clausen is second all-time in school history in passing yards (9,707) and passing touchdowns (75), trailing only Peyton Manning in both categories. His 14-1 record as a starting quarterback on the road is the best in program history, and his 34 wins as UT’s quarterback are the second-most in school history, with only Manning (39) besting him.
Clausen attended Bishop Alemany in high school, and he was hired as their head coach in December of 2017 after serving as the head coach at Calabasas High School.