Josh Uluocha talks Army offer

The Lone Star state is always a good place to find talent and Army is trying to bring Josh Uluocha to New York, but in-state schools are quickly catching on. The Black Knight coaches were the first to offer Uluocha, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive lineman out of Stafford High School in the Houston area, but he has since been offered by Texas State and UTSA. Uluocha spoke to

"Army was my very first offer on the ninth of June," Uluocha said. "They came through in the spring, but I received the offer over the phone from Coach Todd Spencer. He said they were offering me at nose tackle, but he knows I can play on both sides of the line. He said he liked me just as much as a person as he did as a player and wanted to offer.

"I don't know a whole lot about West Point. I do know it's in New York. I never thought a school like Army would ever offer me and was surprised when they did. I'm just real excited to have been offered by them. Right now, I don't have any immediate plans to visit, but eventually I think I'll make it up there before I make my decision."

Uluocha says he's currently focusing on in-state camps and will be attending one-day camps at Houston, TCU, Texas Tech, and Rice in the coming weeks.

"You know, I'd have to say I'm no where close to making a decision," Uluocha stated. "I'm looking for coaches I can be very comfortable around. I want to make sure I'm going to a school where I can actually play. It's always been a goal of mine to make it to the next level, the NFL, so I want to position myself to have the chance to do that, but at the same time it's not totally about football. I want to be around good people in a good atmosphere and enjoy being a student. If it were totally up to me location wouldn't be a factor, but I'm going to listen to what my parents suggest. I'm keeping all of my options open though. Anything is possible."

Last year marked Stafford's first under Ron Counter. The Spartans were just had won two district games in the past five years prior to Counter taking over in 2013. They started off 8-0 and finished at 9-2 with a win in the Texas Class 3A Division 1 playoffs before falling to Silsbee in the second round.

"We're looking great," Uluocha said of his team. "The guys are buying into what the new coaches are saying. I think we're going to be even better than last year.

"I'll play whatever the coaches want me to. I mostly play d-tackle but they put me at nose guard or at offensive tackle sometimes too. Since last season, I've improved my footwork tremendously. I'm still getting better with my hands. I'm doing a better job getting off my man by constantly flipping my hips. I'm a lot quicker this year."

Stafford has not put a lot out a lot of D-1 talent lately, but Uluocha and Counter are looking to change that. Former Spartan, Boris Anyama, from the class of 2010, is a senior linebacker at Louisiana-Lafayette. This year's Spartan team also features D-1 hopeful Brian Imarenozor, a talented running back/defensive back and special teams player. Top Stories