Ngakoue nabs two, talks visits

Washington, D.C. linebacker Yannick Ngakoue talks about his latest SEC offers and a potential visit to an ACC powerhouse.

Yannick Ngakoue of Edison-Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) continues to build on his already plentiful offer list. The three-star outside linebacker most recently added two SEC schools to the mix: South Carolina and Auburn.

"They are both big schools in the SEC, and I like that," said the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Ngakoue.

"I really want to go down to Auburn and see what they have to offer. It's a great program and a blessing. And South Carolina, they put Melvin Ingrahm in to the NFL, and they are recruiting me to be like him. I want to visit there, and it's not too far from home, so I am considering them, too."

At this point in time, Ngakoue is considering all of his options and does not plan on trimming that list any time soon.

"People ask me all the time what is my top five, and I look at everyone equal right now."

However, he does admit he has a strong connection with West Virginia coach Daron Roberts.

"I have a great connection with Coach Roberts, but I have a strong connection with all of my schools right now."

"I know they're going to the Big 12, so that is real good," he said in an earlier interview with FOX Sports NEXT. "They're running a 3-4 this year, so West Virginia is one of the top schools on my list right now, too."

His offer list is expected to grow, and one school that could jump into the fray fairly soon is Penn State, according to Ngakoue.

"Penn State wants me to come up and eyeball me, but I don't know if or when I will go up, yet."

With visits to Rutgers, Connecticut and Maryland in the books, he looks ahead at a potential trip down south.

"I talked to FSU and I might be going to their Spring Game on Apr. 14.," said Ngakoue.

His teammate Eddie Goldman, as you might recall, committed to the Seminoles for the class of 2012, and will be attending the game. "Eddie is definitely going to be there." Having Goldman and his friend Ronald Darby (also a 2012 FSU commit) on the roster makes the Seminoles more appealing, he told FOX Sports NEXT. "Yes, it does make it more appealing, but I just want to see what they have to offer, for myself."

Other than a potential trip to FSU, Ngakoue could find himself at Maryland's spring practice this Thursday.

"I most likely will be there."

Any additional visits will most likely occur in the summer, he added. In the meantime, Ngakoue is in the midst of workouts and prepping for next season.

For the latest on his recruitment, revisit us at FOX Sports NEXT.


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