Congrats on Ducks offer, when did you get the offer?
JJ: Thanks! Today (3/28/17) around 9:00 pm., Coach Cristobal and I talked for about 20 minutes.
Have the Duck been recruiting you for a while or was the offer a surprise? What did you and Coach Cristobal discuss?
JJ: It was a surprise, he was out at dinner with his family, and we just talked about him as a coach, and him following my development as a recruit for the last two years.
Did he recruit you while he was at Alabama?
JJ: No, we did not communicate while he was at Alabama.
How much interest in the Ducks do you have?
JJ: I have a mutual amount of interest, as I do with the other (8) schools that have offered me.
Did you grow up in Philly? How big of a factor will distance be for you and your family when picking a school? Have you been to Oregon/West Coast before?
JJ: Yes, I have grown up in Philadelphia my whole life. Distance is not a big factor in my decision. No, I have not been to Oregon; I have been to Montana before though.
What your current height/weight/bench/squat?
JJ: I am 6-7, 364; I am not sure on the bench and squat numbers.
Would you consider using one of your five official visits to Eugene to check out the Ducks?
Do you play any other sports?
You HUDL video is impressive, that some serious pancaking going on, what do you want to work on over the summer to get ready for your senior season?
JJ: Thanks appreciate it! Also, with this past season being my second year of playing football in my life, I feel as though I just want to develop in every single aspects of being an offensive lineman. From hand placement, to footwork, and pass setting, I can never stopped being developed. I have been doing yoga and jujitsu to help with some football aspects.
You have only played two years. Wow! Why did you decide to start playing?
JJ: When I was told, I could be able to use my God given talent to go to college for free, I knew I had to take advantage of that opportunity.
Who was instrumental in getting you to try football?
JJ: Coach Al Crosby, my former head coach who took us to the state championship my sophomore season and we won.
Did you transfer schools, or did Coach Crosby move to a new school?
JJ: No. Coach Crosby resigned.
Did you know much about football before you started playing as a sophomore season?
JJ: No, I did not know much about football. It was my first year ever playing. I did not know anything about the game.
What do you do for fun or relaxation?
JJ: I just do yoga and my jujitsu. That is going help me develop; while I can have fun and relax while doing so.
Thanks for your time and update.
JJ: No problem.