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Ezekoye claims two offers, gains interest

Offers have already begun to come in for 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete Ndubisi Ezekoye. The Silver Springs (Md.) Kennedy prospect holds two Division I offers and is getting looks from a variety of other schools.
"I got an offer from Air Force in March and then Navy on Thursday," he stated. "I was really excited to get both of those offers. They are both prestigious schools and it's an honor for me. They are both definitely on my list."
A few other schools including Pittsburgh, Maryland, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, Buffalo and Temple are also showing interest.
Does Ezekoye like anybody in the early going?
"I definitely have a preferred list," he said. "I want to go to a school with upper echelon academics. I definitely am interested in Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, North Carolina, Wake Forest and the Ivy Leagues. I'm taking it slow though and watching the process. Then I'll make the decision that is best for me.
"I can say I'm a fan of Stanford and Duke though. I was really excited about Coach Cutcliffe going to Duke. I like that they are such a big student body and everyone there likes Duke sports. It's a great school to be apart of. As for Stanford, I like the location and I have family in California. They are one of those schools that I'd be proud to go to."
With interest rising, what does Ezekoye want in a college?
"I want to double major in economics and political science with a minor in finance," he said. "After college, I want to go to law school. I've let all the colleges know I'm looking for an education.
"Other than that, I want a good relationship with the coaching staff. I want a college that is concerned with Bisi the student athlete and not just the athlete. Location may be a factor too. It's not a deciding factor though. The success of the team has no barring on me. I won't rule out a team that has struggled recently."
The Maryland prospect plans to head to a few camps this summer.
"There are definite schools I'm going to for camp, Maryland and Pittsburgh. I'm a Pittsburgh guy. I'm going to Duke and really want to go to Notre Dame. I'm going to try to make a trip to Stanford and I think Boston College, the Ivy Leagues and there's a possibility of Virginia Tech."
Ezekoye posted 800 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on offense to go along with 43 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery as a junior. Clearly Ezekoye is a playmaker, what sticks out about him as a player?
"I love using my speed to my advantage," he said. "I think my natural speed helps me on the field and I'm a smart football player. I know the game and I'm a big film guy. I love to study film and know what is going to happen before it happens.
"I am getting looks at wide receiver, running back, cornerback and safety. I don't care about my position, but if I could choose I'd prefer offense because I've been excelling there my whole life."
Also a talented track athlete, Ezekoye earned first team all-gazette as a junior and won the county 55 meter dash.
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