Colleges are just beginning to find out more about Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt safety Okechuckwu Okoroha. The 6-foot-1, 196-pounder currently claims to have two offers, but is getting his share of interest from the ACC and Big East.
"I have a verbal offer supposedly from Syracuse and a written offer on the way from Virginia," he said. "I do plan to visit UVA sometime, right now I don't know too much about them.
"I know a former teammate of mine, Nico Scott is at Syracuse. He's a really good friend of mine and talks a lot with me about everything up there. The fact he's there is really big and could be a factor for me."
While Syracuse has ties to Eleanor Roosevelt, Okoroha claims two other schools are on top early.
"The ones standing out to me are Rutgers and Virginia at this time," he said. "They are showing the most interest in me at this time.
"I am also getting interest from Boston College, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Connecticut and Virginia Tech. I have seen what happened at Virginia Tech and I thought it could affect me with them, but I think their chances for me are the same as everywhere else."
This past weekend, the Maryland prospect headed north to Rutgers for their spring game on Saturday.
"I watched the spring game and was really impressed with No. 36 (Courtney Greene)," he said. "While I was there, I also got a tour around the facilities which were nice and new. I also talked to their defensive backs coach, Chris Demarest who talked about how he likes my film and wants me to come back for another visit. He did mention an offer too as did coach Schiano. Coach Schiano said he is supposed to watch my film soon and then he'll text me to let me know what he thinks about it. I liked him, he's a player's coach."
Okoroha currently claims no leaders, with that in mind what is he looking for in a college?
"Academics are very important to me. I want to study kinesiology," he said. "I also want to go somewhere has a football team that is willing and wants to win. I'd like a balance for location. I don't want to go too far or too close. Finally, I want somewhere I'll be able to play and contribute."
Okoroha plans to participate in the Elite College Combine and Nike Camp at Penn State in May. He's also planning to head on a visit to North Carolina soon.
This summer he's scheduled a visit to Rutgers for camp.
The second team all-league prospect registered 43 tackles and four interceptions as a junior.