Jason Moore worked his way through his five official visits in June.
Those trips will culminate in a July commitment of the No. 1 defensive tackle in the Class of 2023. Moore announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will share his commitment decision on Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT.
The rising 6-foot-5, 260-pound Hyattsville, Md., eldest DeMatha Catholic made official visits in June, in order, to Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio State. Moore shared his thoughts on those visits in a recent video interview with Rivals National Recruitment Analyst Adam Friedman.
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Here is a small portion of the comments he shared about each of his five finalists.
On what’s left of him from his Penn State manager: “Just the home environment. Just being with everyone – the players, the staff, the people just around campus – you could say everyone is just one big family and everyone cares and loves each other. It was remarkable.
On other defensive linemen in Notre Dame’s top-ranked Class of 2023: “They bring in a lot of good guys. All of them are tough. I hear a lot from them too. It would be nice to come in and play with them. We all come in the same class too. It would definitely be fun to play with them. I definitely got a lot of recruiting from them too.
On his biggest takeaways after speaking to Michigan players and coaches: “I’ve just been developed. Keep building on what they started. They have a great history in football. They just win the Big Ten, so you can see they’re all on the upside trying to build from there.”
On what emerges from his visit to Maryland: “I would say how their program is really building. You can tell. Every season they build over and over again, getting more success. Starting with the coach ( chief) (Mike) Lockley, he does a great job with this program. It’s just being able to see that I can stay home and continue the program, it’s really good to do.”
On the biggest takeaways from his visit to Ohio State: “For me, it was just seeing all the opportunities. Of course, on the field, developed by a great defensive line coach. But also seeing the opportunities off the pitch in education, it really was for me that I didn’t know much about before, so going out there to see all those opportunities for me stood out.
On Wednesday night, all six Rivals FutureCast predictions predicted that Moore would pick Ohio State. The Buckeyes currently have 16 commitments in their Class of 2023, which is ranked No. 2 in the nation.
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