Class of 2025 WR Marcus Mozer excited to be joining “something special” at SDSU

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AztecFast is the mantra given to the version of Sean Lewis’ offense on The Mesa. Its overarching theme is rooted in running a no-huddle offense that snaps the ball early in the play clock and attempts to run as many plays as possible in a 60-minute game. 

Another way this new version of Aztecs offense could be characterized is by its newest addition. Marcus Mozer pledged his commitment to SDSU publicly on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of Class of 2025 commits this week. Mozer is a track star for Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, CO, with personal record times of 10.85, 21.73, and 48.69 in 100m, 200m, and 400m, respectively. 

AztecFast approved. 

The 6-foot-3, 200 lbs. WR exploded on the scene his junior year, catching 54 passes for 940 yards and nine touchdowns. Utilizing the speed and burst that excelled on the track and his tall frame, Mozer continually beat secondaries for big plays downfield. 247Sports ranks Mozer as the 2nd-highest recruit from Colorado for his class. 

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“I would describe myself as a big, fast, and physical receiver,” Mozer told EVT on Sunday night, echoing WRs coach Lanear Sampson’s desire for his unit to be physical. “I can use my size to my advantage to just overtake little DBs and then also use my speed to outrun them.” 

After receiving an offer from SDSU in late April, Mozer was on campus on three different occasions in June. A brief unofficial visit to check out the campus started off the month, but last weekend’s skills camp began the full-court press for the 3-star wideout. The staff made his offer committable, and he was urged to come back to San Diego a few days later during the week’s official visit period. 

It’s not common for SDSU to reach into Fort Collins, CO, for a high school recruit. Mozer recalled a friend of his father who knew Sean Lewis made a call that spurred the recruiting team on The Mesa to dig into his film. After liking what they saw, the recruiting assistants quickly handed it over to coach Sampson and eventually Lewis to evaluate and pursue the receiver. 

Mozer’s official visit was held Wednesday through Friday with four other recruits.

“We got to dive deeper into the offense, learn more about the school, and get close with the coaches, which was really big for me,” Mozer explained about his great visit before describing the photo shoot at Snapdragon Stadium with lowriders and wearing the full uniform gear. “It’s clear coach Lewis is building something special at SDSU.”

Oh, and don’t forget the dinner cruise in the San Diego Bay to cap off Thursday. San Diego basically sells itself. 

By the end of the visit, Mozer relayed his decision to the staff that he was committing to SDSU. 

One of the fellow recruits on the visit with him, OL Ashdon Wnetrzak, announced his commitment to SDSU on social media on Friday, but Mozer did not right away.  Mozer told EVT he wanted to personally call and let the other coaches recruiting him know about his decision before he made it public. 

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Mozer held competing offers from Washington State, Air Force, New Mexico, and several Ivy League schools. One of the main reasons why he chose SDSU was because of the way Lewis’ offense uses wide receivers and how many of the other schools pursuing him were run-heavy offenses. 

Other than the offensive fit, Mozer relied on the advice of his parents to employ the “Broken Leg Test” in his decision process, which focuses on which school is best for the person irrespective of the athletic aspect. 

“Would you still be happy there if you get hurt or football for whatever reason doesn’t work out,” Mozer recalled his parents asking him about each school in his evaluation. “Everything that I saw down there (at SDSU) made me feel like I would just really like San Diego with or without football.” 

While Mozer undoubtedly loves football and is very excited about playing for Lewis and Sampson in San Diego, he is far from a one-trick pony. His 4.0+ GPA not only earned him Ivy League offers but selection to three different honors societies in his junior year of high school. 

“I want to be able to play football as long as possible but it does end someday since it’s a physical sport,” Mozer added. “I just want to be able to have something to fall back on. So that’s kind of the main reason why I try to do as well as I can in the classroom.” 

For now, Aztec Nation will be watching from afar as Mozer plays his senior year at Fossil Ridge and rides into San Diego next summer to blaze his trail as the next great Aztec wide receiver. 

“Track was really what got my recruitment started and got me looks from colleges,” Mozer admitted. “Being from Colorado, it’s a little under-recruited compared to other states, and so being able to clock in my 10.85 100m, that’s the same no matter where you’re at, and so coaches really like to see that, and it was really a big selling point.” 

Regardless of how or what matched Mozer and SDSU, there is no denying that with Mozer on the field at Snapdragon Stadium, AztecFast will be taken into another dimension.

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