One of the nation’s top defensive linemen going into the 2004 season was five-star defensive tackle Ekom Udofia (6-1, 288, 5.09) Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral. He was living up to his top-flight billing when his season was tragically cut short while being tripled teamed, he broke his ankle.
In seven games, Udofia had 62 tackles and eight sacks from his defensive tackle spot.
Though Udofia was injured during the first series of the his eighth game that hasn’t slow down his recruitment much.
Udofia’s first visit was to Stanford on October 1st where he was hosted by his brother and Stanford Cardinal lineman Udeme Udofia. He then traveled to USC for a visit on October 9th.
The Udofia took almost two months off the recruiting junket and when he resumed his travels he went to Miami on December 3rd and his most recent visit just this past weekend, December 10th. He will take his fifth and last visit to Oklahoma this coming weekend on December 17th.
“I came back from Oklahoma State like all my other trips,” Udofia said. “I usually come back thinking that the school that I just went to is great.”
“After my visit to Oklahoma,” Udofia said. “I’m going to sit down and sort things out.”
“I will make my decision known in January,” Udofia said. “I was selected to play in the US Army All-American Bowl. I won’t be playing, but I am still going to go and enjoy myself.”
Udofia was selected by Rivals.com to the prestigious The Rivals100 team for the class of 2005. He is rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 23 prospect at any position. He is also ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 4 defensive tackle prospect and as the Grand Canyon State of Arizona’s No. 1 prospect at any position for the class of 2005.