LSU High On Okafor's List

Some players have to tell the world how good they are while others let their actions speak for themselves. Alex Okafor (6'5, 230, 4.6) does not have to say a word because in just his junior season he has already received 3 offers with plenty more on their way.

Alex Okafor

"So far I have received offers from Texas Tech, Nebraska and Stanford," said Okafor. "I've also kept in touch with some assistant coaches from Texas and Stanford. I was able to speak to head coach [Les] Miles from LSU over the summer as well.

"All of the coaches I've spoken with have said to me they are really interested in me and they would like me to become a part of their team," Okafor added. "Right now my top 3 schools in no order are LSU, Texas and Stanford. I have not received an offer from LSU or Texas, but the coaches from Texas said I should expect an offer from them in a week or two. Coach Miles told me he liked the way I played and I will more than likely receive an early offer from them as well."

The Pflugerville High School product explained to why those three teams currently stand at the top of his list.

"Texas and LSU have always been a childhood favorite of mine," Okafor stated. "I watched both of those teams play on T.V. every weekend growing up and they both have good programs. Obviously LSU just won the national title so they have a great program going for them right now. I met a few of the LSU coaches over the summer at a camp and they all seemed like good guys and that is why they are so high on my list.

"Stanford recently made a strong push with me," Okafor continued. "They have a new coaching staff and I feel like they have a program that is on the rise."

The standout defensive end went on to explain how he has been able to handle all of the recent stardom.

"The attention has been great," said Okafor. "It kind of started over the summer and at the time I felt overwhelmed by it. Since then, I feel like I have settle down with it a little more. I think it is an honor and I feel privileged to have teams looking at me so early."

The Lonestar State resident has already felt the pressure from the locals to remain close to home but he is not letting that get to him at this stage of the game.

"I am comfortable with moving out of the state of Texas," said Okafor. "My parents would rather me stay close to home, but they have no problem with me moving away. My friends and family from around here have already started telling me that I should stay in Texas and go to UT, but I am going to do what's best for me and my family."

Note: As a sophomore, Okafor recorded 34 tackles and 4 sacks. His numbers improved his junior season as he racked up 66 tackles with 6 sacks.

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