August 1, 2009

Ezekoye says Black Knights still involved

Although Ndubisi Ezekoye is keeping his options open, it is clear that the Huskies of UConn made an impression on him when he took an unofficial visit in June. "So far they (UConn) has held the number one spot, so far … but everyone is really about equal," shares Ezekoye, who says that he measured in at 6-foot-1, 180 during his participation at the Georgetown camp.

The talented athlete out of Silver Spring (Md.) Kennedy School also has an offer from Army and his recruiting is being handled by offensive line coach, Gene McKeehan. Ezekoye took time out to share with on how things have unfolded with the Black Knights.

"I haven't spoken to Coach McKeehan since I received the offer, but we have been emailing each other back and forth

When did Ezekoye actually receive his Army offer? "They got my film in May (13th) … when they came to my school and watched my film … and liked it," declares Ezekoye, who also put on a solid track performance for the Army coaches, as he won the Maryland Regional's in the 100M (10.8) and eventually competed in the Class AAA State Championship. "They also came to my track meet (Regional's) and saw that I had some speed. I then went on to win the state championship. In Maryland we have three classes single "A" all the way to AAAA and I won for AAA. But in a twist, I had the best time of all the classes.

So after that, Coach Shields took my film back and they watched it … put me on the board as an athlete, revisited me in July and then they offered. It was great (offer), I was excited to get another offer, especially from a school like West Point, very prestigious academically and athletically."

The Black Knights are recruiting Ezekoye as an athlete and although he will be the first to admit that his preference would be to play wide receiver, he has be more than effective at running Kennedy's spread option offense. He also indicated that he is open to play anywhere at the next level.

Last season saw the do-it-all athlete compiled 800 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns on offense and 43 tackles, one fumble recovery on defense, along with 200 plus total kick return yards. "I like Devin Hester and I really like a guy like Torry Holt and Hines Ward who can do it all for their teams," shares Ezekoye.

School Breakdown

Air Force - What really has me hooked to Air Force is that they pay for grad school and I want to go to Law School. I also like their offense.

Army - It's a new Head coach and new direct and they will give me a chance to play right away and I'm familiar with their offense. The West Point education … not only is it second to none and it's a totally different experience and definitely looking forward to it. They signed my friend Brian Austin this year … we were good friends when I lived in Pennsylvania. I went to Central Catholic tow years ago and he was at North Alleghany and we competed in track all the time.

Columbia - Well, just the Ivy League education, which is always amazing and something you want to take and look at seriously.

Georgetown - They are right in my back your. Its local team, their business school is amazing and it's brand new and their academics are amazing. They are going to give me a chance to play right away.

Navy - The thing about Navy … Coach Speed, the guy who is recruiting me, is probably the most honest guy through the recruiting process. He's not trying to rush me in my decision and they are right in my back yard.

UConn - Love the coaching staff and football facilities. The staff is one the most upfront staff that I have talked to and their football facilities are second to none.

With one unofficial visit already under his belt to UConn, Ezekoye made it clear that he plans on taking an unofficial visit to Navy and also hopes to eventually get to the West Point campus and visit Army. "I will be going to Navy, but not sure when, because of the location and it's easier to get to Annapolis than getting on a plane to Colorado (Air Force) or driving 6 hours to New York (Army)," said the prospect. "But Army offered me to come up for an official visit and I am looking to see when that can make that happen."

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