The Texas A&M Aggies are gaining some thunder from down under. Australian Jordan Moko, the top JUCO offensive tackle in the 2021 recruiting class, committed to head coach Jimbo Fisher just before 2021’s National Signing Day.
Moko attended Snow College in Utah, but he is originally from Brisbane, Australia and is a former rugby player. At 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, he is a massive boost to the Texas A&M offensive line.
JUCO OT Jordan Moko Commits to Texas A&M
High school in Australia doesn’t have much in the way of American football programs, so it is great to see Moko get so acclimated to the game quickly.
At least 23 teams from all over the country were in on him. They included Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, California, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas State, LSU, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Rutgers, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee, UCF and Washington State.
Junior college recruits come with fewer years of eligibility, but they have the potential to turn heads once they make it to the NCAA. The Aggies have put together a reputable group of signees this year, and they will try to leap into the upper echelon of the SEC and compete with the likes of Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.
Jordan Moko Highlights
The 247Sports Composite is high on Moko’s ability, but fans may have to proceed with caution.
He is as big and strong as any Division I offensive lineman, but there is a steep learning curve from JUCO to the SEC. There shouldn’t be too many issues with how Moko looks on the field; it just may take some time for the OT to truly make his presence felt on a game-by-game basis.
Still, it’s pretty cool that Texas A&M nabbed “the most recruited Australian football player in history.”
Jordan Moko is hoping to become the next rugby player to leap to the NFL. Plenty of players from down under have made it to the league as well, like Jordan Berry, Brad Wing and Jarryd Hayne.
College football is full of great stories like Moko’s, and he will be worth following as he continues his career.