2013 outside linebacker prospect Michael Egwuagu from John B Connally High School has been staying busy this offseason after participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Combine then moving on to an invite-only showcase in Houston, Texas.
The 6'1 195-pound prospect will be making a few more stops before moving onto spring training with his high school. Egwuagu was invited to both the Oklahoma State and Baylor Junior Days—both of which he will be attending.
"I can honestly see myself playing for any big division one program that gives me a shot," Egwuagu said. "I don't really know much about those schools, so hopefully this visit will help."
Egwuagu already has an idea of what he wants to see from the schools on his Junior Day visits. The 2013 prospect also said this will be a good time to see the sincerity of the coaching staff.
"I want to feel at home," Egwuagu said. "I want to feel comfortable with the coaches and the school. I want the coaches to have a genuine aim when recruiting and to know that if I go to their school and work hard that I won't just be another number to them. I would like to go to a program with a lot of tradition known for winning regardless of the season that has just passed."
The top recruit has had a lot of attention from coaches throughout the area. Aside from the Baylor coaches, who recently came down and visited with Egwuagu there's also Van Malone (Defensive Secondary Coach & Recruiting Coordinator) from Tulsa who's reaching out to the Pflugerville, Texas native and Glenn Spencer (Co-Defensive Coordinator) from Oklahoma State. But the coach who's talking with Egwuagu the most is Trey Haverty (Wide Receivers) from Fort Worth, Texas at TCU.
As far as playing time goes, Egwuagu said playing early is very appealing to him, but that he's willing to work his way up as well.
"If a coach were to say I had a real good chance to play early I would be swayed a little more than the other schools," Egwuagu said. "But, I'm really big on working (hard) to earn playing time."
Egwuagu's first top in his Junior Days visits will be in Stillwater, Oklahoma Saturday the 28th and the next day he will be driving back to the Lone Star state to see Waco, Texas.