One of the most intriguing prospects for the 2019 class is Nashville (Tenn.) Davidson Academy defensive end Ani Izuchukwu. The Nigerian native moved to the U.S. back July of 2015 and ever since has emerged as a highly-coveted recruit.
With his raw talent and a 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame, many programs have already jumped into the mix for his services and recently the Wolverines did the same.
“I learned about it from my coaches and I was excited about the offer because it is a big school from the Big Ten and they play a rivalry game with Ohio (State), so that is awesome," Izuchukwu told The Michigan Insider. "I’m just grateful to them for the offer.”
Michigan joins an impressive offer list that includes Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi and Tennessee amongst others. He is not very familiar with the Wolverines program, however, he has heard many positives and hopes to visit Ann Arbor.
“I don't know much about them, but I have heard a lot of good things about them from people who know much about Michigan,” said Izuchukwu. “When I got my offer from them (I didn’t know much) and I can say since I didn't grow up here, so all I do is listen when people talk about any school. I just heard it is a great place and good school not only in football, but also a good school to further your education. Yes, definitely (plan on visiting).”
Izuchukwu knows all the hard work and help from his coaches it has taken to get to this point with so many scholarship offers to show, but still isn’t satisfied and continues to learn the game and become an even better player.
“I'm learning more every day and it is a new experience too,” said Izuchukwu. It was really hard for me then (when I first started playing football), but knew to get to understand it real quick. I was never surprised about offers because I had the best coaches around me in NPA academy and my school football coaches, so all I focus on was getting better every day in football and in school.”