The 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman already held offers from Louisville, Houston, Idaho and Western Kentucky when Iowa State joined the mix last Saturday. The Cyclones have had their eye on Udeogu for some time and finally pulled the trigger.
“The Iowa State offer came in [Saturday] at like 3 p.m,” Udeogu said of the timeline. “I talked to the [quarterbacks coach, Todd Sturdy], and had a good talk with him and they offered me. They came up to practice early in April and checked me out and talked to me a little bit.”
Iowa State views Udeogu, who is on track to graduate from City College in December with three years to play two, as a guard. He’s been evaluated as a strong run-blocker with an ability to explode off the ball.
“They just like my game, they just like how I play,” Udeogu said of Iowa State. “I’ve been playing guard at City College in San Francisco and that’s what they want me to play when I get there.”
Udeogu recently visited Louisville and was set to have discussions with Iowa State this week about a potential visit down the road. Whether that will come this summer or during next season hasn’t yet been decided. City College has multiple bye weeks next season, Udeogu said, and he will likely use that time for official visits.
For now, he is working on building relationships with teams.
“I talk to the Houston coach maybe every other day. I talk to the Louisville O-line coach every week,” Udeogu said. “Right now I don’t think there’s any school in particular that has stood out to me. I’m just embracing all of this.”
As for a timeline, that is also to be determined.
“I still have no idea yet [what my timeline will be],” Udeogu said. “I haven’t really thought about that yet. I’m thinking I’m going to wait for now.”