No. 45 Chuma Okeke commits to Auburn

Auburn added their third pledge of the 2017 class on the final day of the July Evaluation period. Chuma Okeke, a highly touted forward out of Georgia, committed to Bruce Pearl, Auburn.

2017 forward Chuma Okeke has verbally committed to Auburn, his mother Renee Okeke told Scout.

“I believe the family environment and the location,” his mother told Scout when asked about the decision. “It’s not too close and not too far and it’s easy to get to.”

Okeke, who ranks as the No. 45 overall prospect in the 2017 class, picked Auburn over Florida State, Georgia and a host of other high major scholarship offers.

“It wasn’t too much, it wasn’t too light, it was just right,” his mom continued. “They didn’t come with the hard press. They came at the right time. They always believed in Chuma.”

A four-star prospect, Okeke is the No. 8 small forward in the 2017 class.

Known for his versatility, Okeke impacts the game in a variety of ways. Offensively he can play both facing the rim and with his back to it. Defensively, he competes, plays with energy and is a very good rebounder. 

Auburn now hold pledges from three players ranked among the top 45 in the country. Okeke joins top 10 recruit Austin Wiley and No. 35 Davion Mitchell to make up what is ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

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