Spring Update: P.J. Mbanasor

Scout caught up with Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson P.J. Mbanasor to talk spring football, the upcoming season, recruiting, and more...

This spring, Pflugerville (Tex.) Hendrickson cornerback P.J. Mbanasor has become one of the most highly sought after recruits in the state, picking up offers from schools including Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, LSU, Ohio State, Florida, and more.

The 6-foot-2, 182-pounder, a one time TCU commit, is taking his time with the process in order to make the best personal decision.

"I have to see [about when he'll commit]. It'll either be after spring, or maybe at The Opening, or even during the actual season. I'll see what happens," he said.

Coaches have been by to see Mbanasor, including Oklahoma, who has put forth the effort to recruit the cornerback with a recent visit from Bobby Jack Wright. Mbanasor, who is a top target for the Sooners, has established a strong relationship with the staff, including Wright and Jerry Montgomery.

However, Mbanasor is less focused on recruiting and more focused on his upcoming season, which includes 7on7 with the Hawks.

"We're looking pretty solid. We are doing install 7on7, first team offense versus first team defense, getting the the quarterbacks and wide receivers in sync. Our defense is looking pretty solid. Each day, we are implementing new plays and going through the spring process," he said.

The Texas 7on7 season begins in a few weeks, and though Hendrickson doesn't put on traditional spring football, he's already working to improve on his junior year.

"I need more turnovers this fall. I finished my junior season with no turnovers at all. My expectation for this season is to get a turnover each game, whether it's a fumble recovery, interception, or pump block. I just need more turnovers," he said.

Recently, Mbanasor attended the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp and after a strong performance, picked up a coveted invitation to Nike's The Opening, held on campus in Oregon in July.

"I'm just going to be training. I have The Opening, so the training I'm about to undergo will be surreal. I trained pretty hard for the NFTC and I was fortunate enough to make it to The Opening, so when we're done with this and summer comes around, I'll be training hard," he said.

Aside from The Opening, Mbanasor doesn't have any big plans for the summer planned just yet.

"I may not go to too many camps. LSU wants me to come to their camp on June 7th, but I have to be here for 7on7. There's a July camp as well, but I have to see how my parents' schedules coincide with that. So I'm not too sure if I'll go to any camps," he said.

Scout Football Top Stories