A knee injury set back San Antonio (Texas) Marshall tight end Jonathan Moore, but the 6-foot-4, 215-pound doesn't have to worry about showing his stuff for college coaches any longer as of last week.
The talented sleeper tight end was holding offers from UTEP, Northern Colorado, and TCU while receiving attention from many others. However, when an injury occurred several teams pulled away from Moore. One school stuck by him and it made all the difference.
"I went to UTEP a couple of weeks ago for an unofficial visit and I committed while I was there," Moore said. "When I hurt my knee, I called them a couple of days after. They said they still wanted me. It was funny, because some other schools got scared and that showed the type of commitment they made with me."
Moore said that once he takes his official visit and if everything goes according to plan with rehab and pending a physical, he'll be ready to sign with the Miners. In fact, he said his commitment couldn't be any more solid.
"Coach Jeff Woodruff and I talk every week," Moore said. "He's always asking about me, how my team is doing, and how I'm feeling. That meant a lot."
"All I really needed was time. He understood that. It's a solid commitment and that's where I want to be."
Moore was an all-city and all-district honoree as a junior.