@Erieroyals lineman @JonathanMoore00 committed to Albany
Written by: Billy Splain on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
On Friday night while most players were on the field, Erie High lineman Jonny Moore was busy too. But he wasn’t playing football, he was committing to play for Albany when his high school days are over. Standing at 6-3, 310 pounds Moore is a force on the line. The first time this reporter saw him, in a scrimmage at State College, he even lined up at TE, a testament to his athleticism. He announced his commitment via twitter:
We caught up with Jonny and asked him about his decision:
WPA: why did you choose Albany?
Jonny: I chose Albany because they believed in me, they have put their complete trust in me and have proven to me their loyalty.
WPA: who was your biggest influence at Albany., who recruited you?
Jonny: Coach Fiacchi was, he and I have kept in touch and talked all summer, and it was really nice that he went into more about how I was, and my family, instead of just football related topics.
WPA: what do your parents think of your decision?
Jonny: My parents are just as ecstatic as I am. Both of them have been there for me and have helped me as much as they could.
WPA: what are they getting in player like you?
Jonny: I feel that I can bring the poise of a vocal leader to a team. I will be there for the team as much as possible and I will give everything my best.
WPA: what position will you play?
Jonny: I will play at any position that they need me at. I would prefer a power side tackle, but every team has holes, and I will work to be prepared to fill them when called upon.
WPA: why commit early?
Jonny: Committing took a lot of thought, but I wanted to do so because I felt it was the right time. Something in my gut said that this is the place for me.
WPA: what was the recruiting process like for you?
Jonny: The recruiting process was a ton of fun. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet a wide range of outstanding coaches as well visit some pretty incredible facilities.
WPA: Do you know what you’d like to study?
Jonny: Though I’m not completely certain, I could see myself studying some type of Sports Management program during my time in college.
WPA: What do you think is the most exciting thing about Albany?
Jonny: I like the size and location. I love having people around me, it expands the horizons to meeting so many new people, making new connections, and building great friendships. But on top of that, it is terrifically centrally located. Couple hours on a train and you can be to Boston or New York City for day trips, plus it’s an easy ride for when I go home to visit.
WPA: How will this affect your play for your senior season?
Jonny: I cant imagine that this will effect much for my play. I’m not really one to let outside distractions get to me. And as of now I’m still on my high school football team, so they have all of my focus and dedication, but when the season ends, I will look to forward my career and take the next steps.
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