Four-star safety Okechuckwu Okoroha took his first official visit of the season to nearby Virginia over the weekend. The 6-foot-0, 183-pounder enjoyed his experience in Charlottesville. Where does everything stand now for the Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt defensive back?
"The visit was great, it was amazing," he said. "I loved it down there, everything about it. The game didn't go as planned, but they stuck together as a team afterwards.
"I got there on Friday night. I was one of four players from Maryland there and roomed with Rodney McLeod. I also hung out with Dayon Arrington and Dalonte Wallace. All of us hung out together since we knew each other. It was a lot of fun. I just chilled and met some of the players and talked with Rodney.
"Rodney was just one of the guys. He was so cool and welcoming just like the players."
While McLeod played the role as host, Okoroha was actually hosted by Corey Mosley and Nate Lyles.
"I had two hosts, Corey and Nate. Nate is a beast," he said. "It was real cool hanging out with them. They were just like the other guys. We were just chilling out together all having fun after the game even though they lost. Nate told me about how everything works there and Corey talked about his visit to Virginia."
Obviously the game was a big part of the visit. What did Okoroha think?
"It was a lot of fun even before the game started," he said. "You could feel it. When you go somewhere you can see yourself playing there.
"The crowd there was very welcoming. They welcome you with open arms. People from the crowd were yelling, telling me to come there. They showed a lot of love.
"On the field, I loved the defensive backs. The scheme they play, rotations they have with three safeties. They are not just doing the same thing every play. I liked it a lot."
The No. 16 safety in the country met with the coaches before leaving today.
"I talked to the defensive back coach, Coach London and Coach Groh," he said. "I liked them all. Coach Groh is a good guy. You can tell he's got a lot of love for his players, you can see that. He told me if I come there, he'll fit me in with what he wants to do."
Where does the visit put the Cavaliers for Okoroha?
"It was a great visits, real great," he said. "I have no leaders yet.
"Next stop is to Illinois either this weekend or next. I have nothing planned at this time. I'm also probably going to visit Boston College. Those are three of the six schools I'm down to. I'm also still looking at Maryland, NC State and Clemson."