Uzomah Getting Used to a Position Switch

At 6-5 and 217-pounds, quarterback C.J. Uzomah from Suwannee (GA) North Gwinnett High School could end up being one of the top signal callers from the Peach State for 2011. Uzomah made the switch from wide receiver where he averaged more than 21 yards per catch and ended his season with five touchdown grabs.

Currently holding offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, South Florida, Indiana, Clemson and Tennessee, C.J. Uzomah and the rest of his North Gwinnett High School teammates had a very productive off-season.

"I think all in all this summer went great as far as competition and team chemistry was concerned. Going to places like Hoover, Byrne's, Bob Jones, and hosting our own 7-on-7 tourney help us develop more as a team and help our camaraderie. It was just great with all the competition."

Some feel that he may end up at wide receiver or tight end at the next level and he certainly has the frame to do a number of things at the next level.

"Beginning of the summer I was 6-5 and 215-220 and now I am more around 6-6 and 225. I feel as always that I can improve on the little things, however I feel like my throws are starting to become a little sharper and I have more consistency with my throws. I think that the 7-on-7 during the summer helped with the placement of my throws, because my receivers run their routes the same way every time."

North Gwinnett will be in the mix to win region and make a run deep in the playoffs.

"Of course one's goal is to win state and region, however I feel as of right now we have a really good shot at winning both region and state. It's time to get our seniors and upperclassmen a ring for all the hard work we have all put in during this offseason. The team has a leadership committee in each grade and I am one of the four in my grade. We all talk over the strengths and weaknesses on the team and try to improve the weaknesses while maintaining the strengths, which is actually a little harder than it sounds. Personally I just try to have a positive outlook on everything and I realize that I am at the helm now at quarterback and leadership comes with that title."

He is hearing from Alabama, Georgia and Clemson the most.


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