When talking about players that have shot up in the minds of college coaches this summer, if you were to leave Spring (Texas) Westfield standout offensive tackle Tony Ugoh out of the conversation, you would be making a big mistake.
That’s because the 6-foot-6, 295-pound Ugoh has seen his stock skyrocket and is now bordering on being a Rivals100 selection. One of the big reasons why his stock has shot up is that Ugoh has continued to gain muscle and more weight. He’s gone from 245 pounds as a junior to the 295-pound mark that he’s at now. He’s also increased his bench-press to 375 pounds and his squat to 425 pounds.
“I’ve noticed, and I guess the coaches have too,” Ugoh said.
“I now have the muscle and the strength to pancake guys. One guy that I’m looking forward to going up against is Travis Leitko from the Woodlands. He got me good last year, but now I think I’m really improved.”
Improved enough to have tons of scholarship offers. Ugoh said he’s not rushing the recruiting process and the only teams that he’s taken a good look at are the teams that he camped at. Those teams are Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Arkansas.
There had been some speculation this past week that Texas had moved into the top spot on his list, but Ugoh said he’s very wide open. So what does he think about the teams on his list?
Texas: “The coaches are very nice. The have a great stadium and nice facilities. I got a call earlier today from somewhere in Texas, saying that they heard I committed there. That’s kind of funny. I’m definitely going to take my visits.
Oklahoma: “The coaches are great there. They are also so nice, and I like their practice facilities. I also liked how it was a campus where everything was right next to each other. You can get from one place to the next.”
Alabama: “The same thing about the campus at Oklahoma is true about Alabama. It’s a real pretty campus.”
Arkansas: “They have probably the most aggressive coaches. They send me a lot of mail, and that’s the stuff that I like to see. They are a program on the rise, too.”