Tall Indiana Receiver Drawing 2010 Interest

With a prolific passing attack, Illinois has been an attractive destination for talented pass catchers in recent years. As the recruiting spotlight turns to the 2010 class, one wide receiver to keep an eye on is Charles Torwudzo. After sustaining an injury that shortened his junior season, Charles is poised for a standout senior year.

Brownsburg, Indiana, wide receiver Charles Torwudzo was having a great season until he suffered a season ending leg injury.

"We ended the season 5-6. We started getting better over the season. We're building, and I'm looking forward to next year. Unfortunately, I got injured in week 7. I broke my fibula and had surgery on it. The doctor said I would be 100% very soon. When I played, I had 26 receptions, about 455 yards, and 3 touchdowns. I also did punt returns in addition to being a wide receiver. I will definitely be healthy next year."

Despite a shortened season, Charles' ability and potential did not go unnoticed by local and national colleges.

"I have gotten letters from UCLA, Arizona, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Stanford and that's about it. No official scholarships have come yet though."

Although he stated Indiana and Ohio State were his two favorites in a previous interview, Charles did not reiterate that statement.

"I was born in Wisconsin, so I like the Badgers. I'm also a Green Bay fan too. I'm open to whatever schools though."

The 6'-4", 182 pounder doesn't mind redshirting a year if the college he chooses suggests that he does, but he also wouldn't mind playing right away.

"Either way is fine for me. If there is a school who can offer me immediate playing time, of course I would be okay with that. But if there's a school who wants to redshirt me, I'm fine with that as well."

Being naturally blessed with great height and talent, Charles' future in college is as a wide receiver. But that won't come without hard work.

"I have really good hands. I try to run my routes crisp. However, I do need to get a little bit faster. I run a 4.6 40."

The Big 10 Network is still an unknown commodity with regards to its impact on recruiting, but it has certainly been an advantage for Charles.

"I get the Big 10 Network. It's really helped a lot. It makes seeing schools a lot easier. I'm able to see the improvements over the course of the season, and I can watch the teams really whenever I want to. I've seen Illinois and I think Illinois has a very good program. I like the offense that they run. It's the Big 10 and I've always wanted to play the Big 10."

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