Ohio RB Has An Early Duke Offer

Godwin Igwebuike (6'0, 180, RB/DB) says the Blue Devils are one of the schools recruiting him the hardest

Pickerington North (OH) High School athlete Godwin Igwebuike has become a hot commodity in the world of recruiting.

Following a successful junior campaign Igwebuike has already picked up double-digit scholarship offers from FBS programs.

"I have offers from Kent State, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Ohio, Illinois, Toledo, Duke, Northwestern, Minnesota and Boston College," Igwebuike said of his current list of offers.

Duke is currently one of the schools that is recruiting Igwebuike the hardest. In a previous interview with Scout.com, Igwebuike stated that he was pleasantly surprised by his Duke offer, but that he wanted to take the time to get to know more about the program. Now that some additional time has elapsed, it appears that he is more comfortable with the Blue Devils and their coaching staff.

"I've been talking with Coach Derek Jones on Facebook. He's a great guy and a nice recruiter. He's trying to get me up on campus. I told him since my basketball season is finally wearing down, I'd try to get out there. I'm really excited about it."

Playing his high school football in Ohio, Igwebuike says he is still not very familiar with Duke's style of play. However, Igwebuike does not seem very concerned about it, as he is unsure of where he would even play if he were to end up in Durham.

"I think they are recruiting me as a defensive back, but I am not 100% sure. I play on both sides of the ball, so I think they might just be trying to wait and see. I just know that Coach Jones, who is recruiting me, is the defensive back coach."

Coming from a household that stresses the importance of academics, Igwebuike says that he academic reputation of the programs that are recruiting him will play a major factor in his decision. He also says that it will be important for him to take the time to visit the school to get a feel for the environment before making a decision.

"I haven't been to many Junior Days or anything, so I don't want to really rule anybody out just yet. Upcoming, I'm definitely going to be doing a lot more visits to see what all of these schools have to offer."

Igwebuike has already planned a couple of unofficial visits in the coming weeks, including a trip to Cincinnati this weekend. However, he will do the majority of traveling once his basketball season comes to an end.

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