June 23, 2006

Nwankwo has family connection

Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna's Emeka Nwankwo already has a connection to the University of Florida, but whether or not it tilts him towards the Gators is still yet to be seen.


The 6-foot-3, 285-pound South Florida offensive lineman's sister will start her sophomore year at UF in the fall.


"She's letting me do what I want to do right now," Nwankwo said. "But she really likes it up there. We're real close."


Nwanko took a trip to Gainesville for the Orange and Blue Game in April and will return for the one-day camp on July 21. He said The Swamp had a memorable first impression.


"My impression of The Swamp was that it was real big," Nwankwo said. "It was real loud there and there wasn't even a lot of fans there, but when I first got there I was amazed at how big it was."


During his initial visit to Gainesville, the offensive guard met with head coach Urban Meyer who also made a lasting impression.

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