Bright Future for Ugwoegbu

FOX Sports NEXT has been around the Midlands area checking in on spring practices. Starting in the state of Texas, we made a stop by Katy to check with Seven Lakes defensive Bright Ugwoegbu, who is gaining the attention of several college coaches who have made the trip to West Houston.

Plenty of changes are going on for some players this off season. Coaching changes occur and new game schemes are being implemented right now. That's what spring football is for right?

For Katy (TX) Seven Lakes safety Bright Ugwoegbu, the changes are all good with him.

"We have a new defense and with the new defense we put in place, the safety has to make the calls and make more plays. I do my best to keep the defense in line. I want to do what I can to help the team."

This change is a bit different for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Ugwoegbu, who played linebacker a year ago. His game translates well as now he will get to roam more freely in the new defense where he calls the shots.

Of course, last season wasn't a bad for him as well logging 54 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception.

"I did a good job of rerouting receivers and making plays on the run, forcing it inside to the free safety (last season). But now, I'm liking this new free safety spot," Ugwoegbu said.

Hopefully so, due to the fact that there is a revolving door with plenty of college coaches coming by to see him and his teammates. Based on the reports from Ugwoegbu and his high school coach, safety is the position that most of them are recruiting him to play.

"I have no offers on table, but I have multiple scouts looking at me. Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi State, Tulsa, UTEP and UCLA are all recruiting me," Ugwoegbu said. 

So far, Ugwoegbu has made a couple of visits with the coaches from LSU and Rice getting him on campus. He gave the Tiger experience the slight edge, but liked what Rice brought to the table academically. 

Now, it's time to show what skills he has through this spring and carry that over into the summer camp season.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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