Texas A&M lands commitment from Australia native, mammoth JUCO offensive lineman
The Maroon Goons have a new member.
Texas A&M has landed a commitment from JUCO offensive lineman Jordan Moko, who is 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, out of Snow College in Utah by way of his native Australia. The nation’s No. 6 overall JUCO prospect and No. 1 offensive tackle committed to the Aggies over LSU and Oregon, and a reported 23 offers overall. He made the announcement overnight in the U.S., but 6 p.m. in Australia.
Moko grew up playing rugby, and some of those traits, such as explosive power and brute strength, have translated to football.
“What really drew me to A&M was (offensive line) coach Josh Henson. He’s done great job making me feel like I’m a player that they need and a player that they can teach the skills and key attributes to go in the high rounds of the draft, and to develop me over the next three to four years,” Moko told ESPN Australia, per GigEm247.
Moko said the SEC stood out to him as an opportunity to compete against many of the nation’s best and prepare to potentially reach the next level.
“I’ve always told myself I want to play at the highest level,” Moko told 247Sports Ryan Callahan last year. “If I’m going to put my all into this, I might as well play against the best to be the best I can be. I think about it as, if you can’t play at the top level, against SEC guys, then how do you expect to play in the NFL? So definitely anything SEC, and then Oregon has been on my mind, as well.”
— Jordan Moko (@moko_jordan) February 5, 2021
Here are his highlights from Hudl: