Defensive lineman always are in high demand so you can bet that class of 2010 standout George Uko (6-4, 280, 5.0) from Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo will be very popular with D-I coaches this coming spring. He already has two impressive offers and a host of other schools already taking notice.
Uko has offers from Oregon and Nebraska, while UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, Colorado and Tennessee are already taking notice.
The talented defensive lineman is planning on the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles, the prestigious USC's Rising Stars Camp in June and possibly UCLA's camp.
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Though Uko had a lot of attention from the opposition in terms of double teams and such, he racked up 89 tackles and five sacks. He also played tight end catching two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. His junior season performance saw him earn first-team all-league and second-team all-CIF.
In the weight room, Uko current bench is 305, he squats 430, power cleans 275 and he has recorded a 25-inch vertical jump.
What is Uko looking for in a college?
"I'm looking for a good environment where I can get a good education and play for a good football program," Uko said. "Location of the school doesn't matter to me. I'm open to all schools."
Look for Uko to do thorough research and take his visits. After he does he will talk with his parents and decide what schools is best.
The scouting report on Uko is, he's very coachable and is a quick learner. His high football IQ helps his take what he learns and quickly apply his knowledge to the football field.
A good all-around athlete, Uko also plays basketball and averaged 15 points per game and 8.5 rebounds a game. Uko gives playing basketball credit for helping with his footwork.
Uko is definitely a prospect to keep your eye on this coming recruiting season.