Broken Arrow just had their first week of spring football.
For most players, getting back to the football grind could be a challenge, but for Broken Arrow senior linebacker Darryan Moss, these practices just get him one step closer to his ultimate goal of playing for a Power 5 school.
The sound of a whistle means football is back in Broken Arrow. It also means head coach David Alexander is looking for a new leader for this group.
“No, you don't have to look far. Everybody knows Darryan. He is the guy first off. He started a bunch of games and you watch him in the weight room and watch him run. You want to be a good football team and you have to have great leadership," Alexander said.
Darryan Moss’ father passed away when he was a freshman and he hopes that the hard work he does now will carry him to Division 1 offer at the Power 5 level down the line.
"It’s kind of surreal that was one of the promises I made to when he was on the death bed, I told him I was going to go division one football,” Moss said.
Moss said he uses the spring workouts as fuel for a better season.
"When I don't feel like getting up in the morning at 6 a.m., I get up and just think about what I promised my pops on his death bed," Moss said.
Only time will tell how far Moss will go but there’s no shortage of motivation or drive in the linebacker.
"I was telling one of my good friends that I lost my pops. I feel like I can take on anything and I want to start as a true freshman. I believe I can," Moss said.