October 20, 2013
BYU fans play impact on recruits commit
With an exciting win on Saturday Coach Tujague got more good news when Tejan Koroma called his phone and had news that he was committing to BYU. "After the game I called Coach Tujague, I let him know that I am ready to commit to BYU and he got really excited and that he is really happy to hear that I chose BYU," said Koroma, who traveled 3 ½ hours with his friend from church to watch BYU go against Houston.
The night before Koroma and the Allen Eagles moved to 7-0 beating Plano West 77-37 keeping that at one of the top teams in the country. Koroma who is 6-foot, 255-pounds is being recruited to play center. When we spoke with Koroma when BYU first offered this is what he told us they told him, "They said that they really needed a center that could play early and I was really hoping that would be me."
Koroma will get that chance next year, he has no plans to serve an LDS Mission so will come in and compete right away. With the movement we have seen on the offensive line, there is a good possibility he could be utilized his first year.
One thing that really stuck out to Koroma yesterday, were the BYU fans. "I was really impressed with the amount of fans that BYU had at an away game. And I think that is how it will be like at most of the away games, that really impressed me," said Koroma.
Koroma had already some feelings about committing to BYU, but acknowledges the fan support sealed the deal making him feel at home. "Yeah, I have done a lot of thinking and you know BYU already had a special place for me. But the game really did confirm that. Whenever we play away games at Allen we have a lot of fans that travel to watch us and the way the fans travel for BYU it felt like home, it felt like the way it is right now with Allen," said Koroma.
On what Koroma likes about BYU he had this to say "BYU is a really big program, and they play really good teams and it is just a really good quality school. It just seems like the place I want be." BYU coaches are excited to have him. Koroma will make his first visit to BYU in January until then he plans on keeping in contact with Coach Tujague weekly and winning a state championship at Allen.
Currently Koroma holds a 3.7 GPA and plans on majoring in business. Currently he is uncertain if he will be able to make for spring ball.
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