WSU facilities and coaches key to LB verbal

THE SPARKLING NEW FACILITIES and buildings on Washington State's campus played a role in Jonah Moi's (pictured above) decision to verbally commit to Mike Leach this past weekend. The 6-4, 235-pound linebacker out of Riverside said he knows of no facilities that compare to Washington State's, and it also helped that his fellow teammates went crimson, too.

CF.C: What impressed you most about WSU on your visit?
Moi: “Probably the campus. Everything is new out there, and that was amazing.”

CF.C: What was your favorite part of the visit?
Jonah Moi: “The visit was nice. I had fun. The reason why I committed was that I thought it was a good environment for me.”

CF.C: How did your teammates’ verbal pledges to Washington State affect your decision?
Moi: “When I heard they committed, because they committed first, so when I heard they committed, it’s a wrap. The coaching staff told me that Treshon Broughton had committed and he wasn’t on a visit over there, so that made this one mean more. When I heard the two defensive ends had committed, that made me want to commit, so I just committed.”

CF.C: What does it mean to now be able to play at the Pac-12 level with your junior college teammates?
Moi: “It will be super fun playing with them... and everyone is on defense, too. It’s crazy.”

CF.C: How much of a factor was it for you that Washington State hasn't yet named their new defensive coordinator?
Moi: “It doesn’t because a lot of the coaches are really cool. It doesn’t really bother me, it doesn’t. I just would want to meet him before I go there.”

CF.C: What was the No. 1 thing that cinched it in your mind that Washington State was the right place for you?
Moi: “It’s a program that’s on the rise. It’s a great program. I just really picture myself playing and sounds like the best fit for me.”

CF.C: How important is early playing time?
Moi: “That’s really important. That’s why I’m considering Washington State.”

CF.C: Are you still considering other schools?
Moi: “I’m 100 percent Washington State.”

CF.C: Where does the WSU staff envision you lining up?
Moi: “Linebacker for sure, but they’ll probably try me at either the BUCK or WILL.”

CF.C: What was your impression of the college-town feel of Washington State?
Moi: “I like that. I like how it is a lot different than California.”

Moi, rated two-stars by, said Washington State was his first official visit. He has a visit to Indiana scheduled for this weekend but said he doesn’t know if he will take that trip, or if he will visit any other schools.


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