Junior wide receiver David Njoku of Cedar Grove, N.J. may not be receiving the same attention as some of the other top receivers in the region, but with his 6-foot-4, 207 pound frame and impressive athletic ability, interest is quickly growing.
"Recruiting is great," said Njoku. "I am getting many letters from some great colleges."
Njoku claims that Rutgers, Temple, Pittsburgh and Penn State have all been expressing serious interest, with the Scarlet Knights and Owls leading the way.
During the summer he camped at Rutgers and has also attended a recent game at his state university. He has also been invited to games at both Penn State and Pittsburgh, but could not attend due to schedule conflicts.
"I attended the Rutgers game against Howard and the experience was phenomenal," said Njoku, who will return to Rutgers for another game on October 27th.
While he already feels at home at Rutgers, there is another school that has peaked his interest.
"I am very interested in the University of Missouri," he said. "I have received letters and I am looking forward to doing a little research and talking to their coaches."
Njoku gave a little more insight on why Missouri has caught his attention.
"Well they are a Division 1 school and I kind of want to leave the state for college," he said. "I have gotten interest from other out-of-state colleges, but Missouri stands out for some reason."
On the field this fall, Njoku is definitely making a statement.
"I lead the team with touchdowns," he said. "I should have 10, but unfortunately two were called back so I have eight. Some of my touchdowns are receiving and some are kickoff and punt returns."
Off the football field, Njoku has also showcased his athleticism on the track.
"I high jump and I triple jump," he said. "I won county and sectionals as a sophomore. I came in second place for the triple jump in counties, but I came in first place for both during sectionals. I didn't do too well in states because I had a heel injury, so I wasn't able to jump as well as I normally do."