The Washington Times - August 6, 2008, 10:59PM

Maryland linebacker Moise Fokou has an appointment in Baltimore related to trying to become a U.S. citizen on Thursday afternoon.

He sounded very much like an American college student when asked to describe the process.


“My mom handled most of it,” he said. “I just show up. She made sure I signed where I had to sign.”

Fokou, who was born in Cameroon and moved to the States before he entered first grade, explained there was a two-to-three year waiting period as part of the application process. He wasn’t entirely sure what would occur during the appointment, but figured it would probably involve a test and probably would not be the actual swearing in of a new citizen.

So, has he studied hard to prepare?

“I think I should do OK,” he said before starting to crack up. “I’ve been here a long time. The funny thing I hear is that at least 70 percent of Americans can’t pass it, either, which is is hilarious.”

You can’t argue with (presumably) soon-to-be Citizen Fokou on that one.

 —- Patrick Stevens