Defensive tackle Ekom (pronounced A-com) Udofia (6-2, 300, 4.9) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral has a heady list of 22 offers on the table. Though Udofia has a lot of options on his table, he has a current top seven schools.
Udofia has a current top seven schools of Miami, USC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, Stanford and the late entrant Arizona.
Udofia recently took an unofficial visit to Arizona.
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“I like what the new staff was doing,” Udofia said. “So I decided to visit down there.”
“I really enjoyed myself at Arizona,” Udofia said. “After the visit was when Arizona moved up on the list.”
“I am pretty solid with my top schools,” Udofia said. “But if another school catches my eye, I will give that school a look.”
Udofia has already decided on his visits but the dates aren’t set. He will visit Miami, USC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Stanford.
Of course nothing is set in stone and like Udofia said if another college grabs his attention he will investigate that school.
What does Udofia like about his leading schools?
“USC is a great program and they are coming off a national championship,” Udofia said. “I can get a great education there and there is an opportunity for early playing time since Shaun Cody and Mike Patterson are graduating.”
“LSU I like them as well because they are coming off a national championship season,” Udofia said. “I like their defensive line coach so I wanted to give them a look.”
“I like Oklahoma’s defensive line coach and they always develop good defensive linemen,” Udofia said. “I like Oklahoma State’s defensive line coach and there is a great chance for early playing time.”
“At Stanford I will get a great education and will get a chance play with my brother,” Udofia said. “Miami is one of the best programs in the country and you always have a chance to compete at a high level.”
Udofia and his Chaparral teammates are off to a fast start. They won their opening game 37-0 and Udofia lived up to his billing. He accounted for seven tackles and two sacks.
As a junior, Udofia was selected first-team all-region and first-team all-state as a defensive tackle.
Though he was avoided and double teamed, Udofia racked up 63 tackles, 12 sacks and three fumble recoveries.