"That's what a lot of coaches are saying," the 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive lineman said. "I'm not an all-American or anything like that. They see the huge upside in me and how good I can be with great coaching. I'm sure with my work ethic, I can really be a great player."
Udeogu came to the United States from Nigeria two years ago. He's played one season of high school football.
Udeogu has shown an aptitude for his new activity. College coaches have stopped by his St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, IL throughout the spring.
"Boston College, Northwestern, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, Illinois State, Cincinnati and Toledo all came through," he said. "I have no offers yet, but I'm getting a lot of interest."
"I met with Coach Lester Erb and talked with him," Udeogu said. "He's probably going to be in the school sometime in the next month. I talked to the O-Line Coach (Brian Ferentz). He really wants me to come over there for a camp. I really enjoyed my time when I was over there. I'm pretty sure I'll go there and camp this summer."
"I'm looking to go where I'm sure I'll be looked at," he said. "I only want to camp somewhere where I know I'll have a chance and the school is interested in me and I'm interested in them."
A former Hawkeye Offensive Lineman, Mike Jones, is working with Udeogu at Core 6 in Chicago.
"This is my first year playing football and I have a lot to catch up on," he said. "I've been working with him every week to get better. I feel like he's really helping me."
Udeogu said he'll likely major in science when he arrives in college.
"I have a strong interest in chemistry and biology," he said.