Egwuagu hearing from several

Michael Egwuagu, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound outside linebacker out of John B. Connally in Austin, has attended junior days at Baylor and Oklahoma State thus far. He's been hearing from quite a few other schools, including SMU, and is excited to visit the Mustangs on March 24.

Michael Egwuagu has received quite a bit of interest as of late.

The outside linebacker from John B. Connally (Austin) has been hearing from Baylor, Oklahoma State, Houston, Minnesota, North Texas, SMU, TCU and Nebraska.

So far, he only holds one offer from UTSA, but has attended junior days at Baylor and OSU and plans to hit up SMU on March 24.

Egwuagu doesn't have a favorite yet, but said he liked the Cowboys' junior day the best.

Though he doesn't know too much about the Mustangs, Egwuagu said that he's been in contact with SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill.

"He said my film came up in their coaches' meeting and they really liked me and can't wait to see me on the 24th," Egwuagu said.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Egwuagu said that he feels like SMU and UNT will be the next schools to offer. He also mentioned that both Baylor and Oklahoma State are going to pay him visits this spring and could extend offers.

Junior Days are important for athletes, especially when they don't know much about the program in the first place, to take in first impressions.

"I don't know the first thing about SMU," Egwuagu said. "But I really want to see what their coaching staff is like [when I visit] and what the campus atmosphere is like."

Egwuagu said that when choosing a school, he's really looking for a place with a welcoming and "fun" campus atmosphere. He also said that he wants to make sure the coaching staff is "genuine" and really cares about him on and off the field.

"How much attention do they give each player?" he said. "I don't want to fall into just another number. I want to see if everybody gets the same amount of attention."

Egwuagu, who plans to major in business and management, said his strengths on the field start with his quickness.

"That and my knack for making plays," he said. "When the game is going back and forth, my team looks to me to make plays and I come up with it. I had nine forced fumbles last season. I can change the course of a ball game. And that's what coaches tell me that they like. I show up on film a lot."

As he enters his senior year, Egwuagu says he needs to work on his speed.

"My speed is pretty good, but you can always be better," he said. "I want that blazing speed that stands out."

Egwuagu will spend the spring and summer with his brother, Martin Egwuagu, a former walk-on defensive back at Texas who is now a personal trainer, working on backpedaling and turning his hips.

"I want to be able to go out and play safety," Egwuagu said. "I'm a linebacker, but more like a hybrid linebacker that can play safety. My [high school] coach tells me that if coaches see that [I can play both], they'll like me even more."

As the recruitment process trudges on, Egwuagu said that there's one school in particular he hopes to hear from.

"Florida," he said. "I haven't heard from them, but my coach sent film over. It's been my dream school since I was little. Just their atmosphere and on top of that, they always have speed and it's in the SEC and I like that lot."

He added, jokingly: "Plus my brother always liked UT and I always like to go against my brother."

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