Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) 17 S/LB No Longer Committed to Virginia & Will Choose Between Michigan State and Notre Dame!
East Lansing, MI
Hampton, VA 2017 S/OLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) made breaking news last night when he told Spartan Nation EXCLUSIVELY, “I have to say first and foremost that I am not committed to UVA anymore. I would like to put that out there.”
Coming fresh of his official visit to East Lansing and Michigan State this weekend that is some good news in the Spartan Nation. I asked JOK what he thought of the campus and his visit. He raved about his time here in the Mitten State.
“Oh man it was great. Actually way better than I thought it was going to be. The facilities and the great people around the campus. A huge campus and a beautiful town, just really a college town. I really love it.”
So what stood out to him specifically? “Coach Dantonio and the teammates. I have to say that the entire coaching staff. All the love I felt from everyone, the teammates, it made me feel like I was already on the roster. What really stood out to me was the sense of home.”
JOK made his official visit to East Lansing with his guardian who happens to be his big brother. The two are very close.
As signing day fast approaches JOK informed Spartan Nation of his last remaining official visit before he makes his decision. “I will be going to Notre Dame on Thursday. After I make that visit I will be sitting down and picking between Michigan State and Notre Dame right there. I will be evaluating both schools.”
While on campus at the Kellogg Center, JOK had a unique experience. A reader of Spartan Nation, who had learned from us that he was on campus, was having dinner at the prestigious Michigan State Hotel. When he yelled out hello and called him JOK as we have nicknamed him, it shocked the humble Virginian. “I was, wow. Just being up there and being recognized just really made me appreciate all of the love from the Spartan Nation that they have.”
One area that really gripped the attention of JOK was the MSU weight room and of course the amazing Coach Ken Mannie. “Oh yes Sir. That weight room really caught me off guard. Coach Mannie is really interesting. He is full of energy.”
So how would he describe the Spartan football program? “Everybody knows everybody. Everybody is on the same page. They are a family.”
Friday night after his visit JOK will make his choice. He isn’t a prima donna and he isn’t trying to gather the limelight. He is a hard working young man that has not had the easiest road in life that has worked and earned him a chance at a free college education and the possibility of an NFL career.
Spartan Nation will be staying in touch with him as the process continues.