Chuks the Recruiter

He has become the goodwill ambassador for the Arkansas State Red Wolves. And he had made himself the team's de facto assistant recruiting coordinator.

Chuks Ota, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive lineman from Jonesboro, is doing the best he can to round up talented classmates for Arkansas State in 2014 and beyond.

"Oh yeah, I do all I can do," he said.

When he learned of a future teammate planning to attend the game Saturday night at Liberty bank Stadium against Idaho, he said "great, I want to meet him."

Ota has the luxury of being at ground zero for Red Wolves' football since he lives in Jonesboro. He committed to A-State during the summer and made it to some camps in the summer where prospect were. Ota bonded immediately with Micah Thomas of Cedar Park (Texas) Vista Ridge. Thomas also became a summer Red Wolves commit.

"Oh yeah," he said. "We will be roommates."

The personable JHS senior is also one of top players in the state. He received major interest from several AQ schools before deciding to go with the program that made him a priority.

"I liked ASU because they made me their number one priority," he said.

Aside from Ota and Thomas, other A-State commits who are expected to be at the game against Idaho on Saturday are Jarod Chandler of Barton. Jhamahl Bell of Warren and Blake Mack of Lonoke.