The USF men’s basketball team secured its first verbal pledge from the Class of 2021 when lanky Windermere High point guard Trey Moss confirmed via social media that he intends to sign with the Bulls.
Considered a steal of sorts for coach Brian Gregory, Moss (6 feet 3, 170 pounds) will be entering his fourth season as a Wolverines starter. Recruiting analysts, including Rivals’ Corey Evans, suggest Moss’ stock might have risen this summer with another travel-ball season.
As it stands, Virginia Tech, Dayton and Temple were among the schools showing serious interest, Wolverines coach Mark Griseck said.
“Trey is a tremendously skilled and quick-twitch guard,” Evans said. “He’s a great downhill playmaker that makes others better around him.”
As a junior, Moss averaged 13.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and nearly two steals for the Wolverines (21-9), who edged Wharton in the Class 7A region semifinals. His numbers were similar as a sophomore (11.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.2 apg), when Windermere again topped Wharton in the playoffs (as an 8A team) and reached the state tournament.
Griseck said USF has recruited Moss since the start of his sophomore season.
“He’s a pure point guard, more like a pass-first point guard,” Griseck said. “He’s long, athletic, huge hands. You’ll see when he plays, he palms the ball pretty easy. … I think he’ll be a really good fit.”
USF’s 2020-21 roster currently features only two seniors, Justin Brown and David Collins.