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Oregon football recruiting: scouting take on JC linebacker Jonah Moi

Moi is a big loss for Wazzu and can be an instant impact linebacker in Eugene

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow is a day for high school kids to celebrate their accomplishment of signing a scholarship for football. Junior college players aren't nearly as celebrated.

The Oregon coaching staff should certainly be celebrating the fact that they just picked up a commitment from junior college linebacker Jonah Moi, a former Washington State commitment.

What kind of player are the Ducks getting in Moi?

Jonah Moi - 3 star linebacker

It's not surprising that Moi is physically ready to play for the Ducks right now given that he is coming from a junior college. Physically ready does not always equal ready to play at a higher level, but I don't think that's the case with Moi. I think he can come in and have an immediate impact for the Ducks.

He has a GPS for the football and most of that has to do with his recognition skills being so good. He trusts his eyes. When he sees it, he attacks. He is a physical hitter that plays with a swagger. He has the speed to run sideline to sideline and could fit playing on the inside or on the outside at linebacker. It would be easy for a player with his athleticism to run around blocks, but he will take them on and uses his hands well to shed and pursue. He's also stout with plays run at him, as he is capable of stuffing the iso.

Moi is an outstanding blitzer that knows how to get skinny to get through creases in the line. I love what I see from him in coverage as well. He has good awareness when playing zone and shows fluid hips.

Other players will garner more headlines in the Ducks class, but there might not be one who is capable of making the type of immediate impact that Moi can. He's a great pickup for the Ducks.