The TCU Horned Frogs are racing toward the finish line as signing day nears and they’re involved in two very big recruiting battles to close out the 2015 class. One battle is the highly publicized tussle with Texas and Texas A&M for Daylon Mack’s signature, the other looks like a two horse race between TCU and Oregon for Jonah Moi’s signature. Moi, a 6’4” 235 pound linebacker with speed to burn, has a tough decision ahead and he spoke with HornedFrogBlitz.com about his official visit last weekend.
”The TCU visit went great, I loved it” he said. “From the campus to the football to the coaching staff, I just loved everything about it.”
Although Moi is currently a soft commitment to Washington State, it looks like he’ll make his final decision between the Horned Frogs and the Ducks and after this weekend, he’ll be able to compare the two. For now, he can only talk about what he’s seen in Fort Worth and from the sound of things, he holds the Frogs is high regard.
”I just really like the coaching staff at TCU and I feel comfortable with them and Coach Patterson, well, he’s just Coach Patterson, what else can I say?”
”I got to have a little one on one talk with him (Patterson) and he’s really exciting to talk to” he said. “Oh yeah, I could see myself playing in their defense, I could definitely see myself contributing there.”
With offers from TCU, Oregon, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Indiana and more, Moi has a handful of solid options. As far as the Frogs go, the talented linebacker from Riverside Community College in Riverside, CA says that they’ve made a strong impression on him.
”I just want to go somewhere to finish up my degree and find a place that can help me to fulfill my dream of playing in the NFL and I feel like TCU would be a great program for that reason.”
”Distance isn’t really a factor at all because it’s really between Oregon and TCU and they’re both about the same distance but it’s tough because, I’ll be honest with you, I grew up an Oregon fan” he said. “Growing up in California, everyone loved the Pac-12 and Oregon. That’s like every kid’s dream school but TCU, man, TCU is just a defensive school and the head coach emphasizes the defense and they have basically everyone on their offense coming back.”
Moi went on to describe why the visit really made a lasting impression on him. With 7 days until signing day, the pressure is mounting.
”There’s big things coming for TCU and that why I love TCU so much” said Moi. “I just like how close the team is and how that’s their whole goal, to win the natty.”
Moi says everything hinges on his Oregon visit this weekend and he says we can expect an announcement either Monday or Tuesday of next week. With his roots in California, this will be a tough battle for the Frogs to win but they won’t go down without a fight. The Frogs will have an in home with the much needed defender sometime this week and that will be their final chance to sway him in their direction. Will TCU pull a stunner and steal this under the radar gem from Pac-12 country or will the Oregon Ducks win out and keep him on the West coast? Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com to find out.