Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt safety Okechuckwu Okoroha is gaining interest after an impressive showing last week at the Elite College Combine. Following his solid performance, the 6-foot-0, 180-pounder claims four scholarships.
"The Elite was really good, there were a lot of great players and competition," he said. "There was the kind of competition I haven't seen in a long time. I felt like I did what I could, but I still didn't do enough. I really wished I batted more passes down, although the quarterbacks there were precise.
"I think I did play well. I showed the coaches I can play in space. I know that was a big question mark they had with me."
Okoroha went on to discuss his offers.
"I have a lot more coaches coming to my school and now I've got offers from Connecticut, Boston College, Temple and Syracuse," he said. "I'm thinking about a lot of these schools. It's hard; I'm interested in everyone right now."
While four have offered, a few other schools are getting closer.
"Rutgers, Illinois and North Carolina are talking to me a lot and have mentioned an offer," he stated. "I know Illinois has said I shouldn't worry about an offer, it should be coming soon, while Rutgers wants to see my test scores first."
Does Okoroha have any favorites?
"I'd say Southern Cal is my favorite," he said. "I like the area from everything I've seen on TV. I can just envision myself playing there; it's a great football program."
Okoroha plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State this weekend.