June 22, 2010

New OL commit talks UConn

Until recently almost no one, outside of those who know him, those who have seen him play, and a handful of college coaches, were aware of who Paul Nwokeji was. Now that Class of 2011 offensive lineman is committed to UConn he can expect to receive a lot more attention.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound offensive guard from Braintree (Mass.) Thayer Academy has great athleticism for a line prospect but admits he needs to continue to work on his strength.

Nwokeji committed to the Huskies on Saturday after mulling over his options for the past couple of months.

"Yes, I'm committed," Nwokeji confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. "They offered me in April. They evaluated me from the film they saw and that's when they offered. I had been to a couple of junior days up there.

"I like UConn because it's family oriented and a really good school in general. Coach (Mike) Foley was recruiting me."

Nwokeji said he is a solid verbal for the Huskies. He said he won't be changing his mind or even visiting any other schools. The coaches have to like the sound of that.

While UConn was the first, and only, school to offer Nwokeji, the talented lineman was receiving a good amount of interest from other schools. Boston College expressed interest, and Nwokeji received mail from UCLA and Stanford. He had also been hearing from some FCS schools.

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