Spring (Texas) Westfield offensive lineman Tony Ugoh is one of those players whose stock just continues to soar.
At 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, a frame to add even more weight along with the quick feet and explosion coaches like to see, Ugoh’s potential is virtually unlimited. That’s why the battle for his signature keeps getting more and more heated.
One college coach even told Rivals100.com last week that Ugoh may have the most upside of any high school lineman in the country.
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But Ugoh realizes that while some of this attention comes from his God-given athletic gifts, some of it also comes from how hard he’s been working over the last couple of years.
“I just work hard all the time,” Ugoh said. “I got with it a year ago last summer. I got serious in the weight room. And then I started running a whole lot. I just kept getting bigger and bigger and kept my quickness.”
With his choice of schools, Ugoh seems to be concentrating on schools in the Sun Belt - from Florida, through Texas, all the way into California.
He mentioned Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas and UCLA as schools that he is considering. He said that there may even be more schools involved, listing the choices above “off of the top of my head”.
He’s definitely thinking about a lot of schools right now but he doesn’t want to tip his hand.
“I’m hanging low right now, just trying to learn as much as I can about all of the schools.”
“I know there are a few things I’m looking for. I want a good academic program, a good football program. And it’s got to be a place where I feel comfortable.”
Ugoh’s parents are originally from Nigeria. He was born in Houston.
Westfield if 3-1 this season, following their 24-17 victory over Klein on Friday night.