Athlete Ndubisi Ezekoye out of Silver Spring (Md.) Kennedy visited one of his four offers this past weekend. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder rolled through his lone BCS scholarship on Sunday.
"I went up to Connecticut," he said. "The first thing I did when I got there was toured the new football facilities. They are the nicest facilities I've ever seen. They aren't just new, but also convenient for the players. In there they have indoor facilities, study hall, locker room and a dinner room, so the players don't have to wander around campus.
"Then, I met with some of the freshmen who were reporting for summer classes. They all had nice things to say. After that I took a tour of the dorms and talked to the academic support staff."
Before heading out, Ezekoye sat down for approximately 30 minutes with Coach Edsall.
"It was pretty cool," he said. "I was with my two sisters, brother and dad. Coach Edsall laid out the foundation and let me know what he was looking for, reassured me about the great academics, where he plans to use me and how along with how and why they are recruiting me. He also told me how great a fit I'd be for their program. He was real straight up and told me I'm being recruited as a cornerback that could also return punts and kicks and if I'm good enough could maybe play on offense as well."
The visit certainly impressed the Maryland prospect. Where does Connecticut stand for him now?
"They're sitting on the top of the list," he said. "I do want to see more campuses, but they are showing me the most interest and most love. They have shown a lot of respect for me and my parents and aren't rushing me into any decision. They have done their research on me and now it's my turn to do it on them."
More visits are likely for Ezekoye in the near future.
"I am trying to visit Vanderbilt," he said. "They are recruiting me as a wide receiver and I feel that really comes natural to me. I definitely have a shot to earn an offer and if I go it'll be on July 19th. I'm trying to visit Navy and I may get up to Harvard and Cornell too."
Ezekoye noted new interest from Utah State and Rutgers as well.