Star DT Talks About UM

Ekom Udofia is one of the most heavily recruited defensive tackle prospects in the entire country this year. Four of his visits are in the books and he'll take his fifth and final trip this weekend.

"I'm going to Oklahoma," Udofia said. "It'll give me a chance to compare it to all my other trips, which have all been great. I really like Oklahoma and the amount of success they've had in recent years."

Udofia visited Oklahoma State this past weekend.

"I had a great time there," he said. "The players were cool and I liked the facilities they use. They're right up there along with the other schools on my list."

The talented defensive lineman has also been to USC, Stanford, and Miami. He plans on making a final decision sometime in January. The Canes appear to have as good a shot as anyone.

"I've always liked Miami," he said. "My visit was really nice and I got to see what it's all about there. They've been very successful for a long time and they do a real good job of getting guys ready to play in the NFL. The coaches are real down to earth and I think I fit in pretty well there."

Udofia, a full academic qualifier, says he's not ready to name a favorite at this point.

"It's all even right now," he said. "I'll take this last visit and then start really narrowing it down to figure out what I'm gonna do."

Udofia says he feels good from his leg injury that he suffered during the regular season.

"I haven't been able to do a lot of the conditioning and with all the lifting I've been doing, I've put on a few extra pounds," he said after checking in at 347 pounds during his visit to Miami. "Once I can start running again, I'll get back down to around 305 or 310, which is about where I was playing at during the season before I got hurt. My strength is good so I will just have to work on getting my speed all the way back over the summer."

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