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Position: Running back
Rivals recruiting rank: Ranked as the No. 44 player overall in the Class of 2003.
Miami career: A rotational player who appeared to be ready to take his place among the Hurricanes’ great lineage of running backs until a knee injury derailed his career as a junior. Moss was relegated to limited carries as a senior. He is currently out of football.
Tyrone Moss was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Moss during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claims to have provided:
• A $1,000 cash payment on his first meeting with Moss.
• Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.
• Moss confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that Shapiro gave him $1,000 and entertained him on his Yacht.
In Shapiro's words
• "Tyrone Moss was my living scholarship player at the same time I had Tavares Gooden. Tyrone Moss, on the first meeting I had with him, he came to my house and asked me for $1,000. Which, I gave it to him. … After that, I stopped dealing with him. I thought he was a little bit too arrogant to be asking for money when he hadn't met me. I didn't feel that way until after the fact, though."
"He was cool, you know? I don't really know too much about him," Moss said. "I didn't know him personally. It was other guys who knew him a whole lot better than me." Moss said he was on the boat one time. "Yeah. It was me and some other players with my incoming [class]," Moss said. "I'm not going to say the names but you can probably figure them out yourself. When I was getting there my freshman year, it was me and a couple more players. The thing about that was, how [Axcess Sports] was set up, Nevin basically was the front man. Nevin basically like, Nevin got to be close one on one with a player. And when it was time to actually come out into the draft, it was like 'You're rolling with me and that agent.' And the thing is, it was almost like he had given so much to where it was like you gotta ride with him with most players. That's how that was. Sometimes I think he used to do a whole lot for nothing as far as fronting money and stuff. At first, when I got to know Nevin, it was like he was doing it because he wanted to be the big shot, you know what I'm saying, that everyone knew him. He wanted to hang around the popular guys and things like that. But I think it was more business than personal, you know?"