ACC Schools Kick Things Into Gear for 2019 OG Kingsley Eguakun

A pair of ACC schools recently stepped up with the initial offers for Kingsley Eguakun, a sophomore offensive lineman from Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast.

Kingsley Eguakun is nowhere near the recruiting finish line, but recently kicked things into gear by capturing a pair of ACC offers from Miami (Fl) and Louisville, respectively.

Eguakun, a 6-foot-3, 293-pound sophomore at Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast, says he hopes his recent splash on the recruiting front helps benefit some of the ones closest to him as well.

"It was great getting my first two offers, especially from the schools that offered me," Eguakun said. "Just knowing that all the work and time I've put into being great has started to pay off, and knowing that my mom doesn't have to worry about me going to college and getting my education, just makes me extremely happy.

"I feel like I'm opening up doors; not just for myself, but for my teammates because my school will start getting more recognition and my brothers will be able to go to college, too."

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From the favorable location to the smaller class sizes, Eguakun says the University of Miami checks off a number of boxes when it comes to his pros and cons checklist.

"I loved the energy the players and coaches had during their first spring game," Eguakun said. "The fact that my family lives in Florida would mean they could come watch all my games.

"I haven't really talked to the coaches that much, but when I was down there on my first visit, I got to tour the campus and thought it was beautiful. I like that it was a private school because that means smaller classes for me, and I can be closer with my teachers as well."

Eguakun has more than enough time to familiarize himself with coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals, but previously had a brief interaction with one of the coaches they hired on over the offseason.

"I don't know too much about Louisville, but I like their offensive line coach (Mike Summers)," Eguakun said. "I had the opportunity to get coached up by him at a Florida camp last summer.

"He really emphasized using your hands properly. He also had us working on shooting out of our stance and staying low."

Eguakun, who is generating interest from Florida State and Memphis, understands there is always room for improvement for any young football player, especially one who still has over two years of high school left on his plate.

"Right now, I would say the main things I'm working on are getting stronger and just working on my run blocking technique," Eguakun said.

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Eguakun's recruitment.


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