Adjepong Deciding What To Do Next

New Jersey defensive end Jason Adjepong,'s #90 prospect, and at 6-foot-3, 260 pounds he is a Lamarr Woodley clone -- and that's the spot he'd play if he picks the Maize and Blue. He visited Michigan back in October for the Minnesota game, and three more schools in December. GoBlueWolverine chatted with the brainy young man about what's next.

The first thing that strikes you about Jason Adjepong is his obvious intelligence -- they must be growing them smart over in New Jersey these days, because he's perhaps the most thoughtful and intelligent kid we've talked to since a certain Jersey safety who made a late summer decision to go down South to school.

The 1400+ SAT Adjepong will make no such Southern, or early, decision, with the four schools he's made official visits to so far being Michigan (Oct. 8 for the Minnesota game), Ohio State (Dec. 3), Virginia Tech (Dec. 10) and the home school Rutgers (Dec. 17). And told GoBlueWolverine:

"All four schools I've visited so far are still in it for me; I haven't eliminated anyone."

And will he take a 5th visit, or is he in the process of making his decision?

"I do plan to take a 5th visit, in January. I'm not sure where I'll go yet, it's still up in the air. It'll be to Boston College or maybe Iowa. I'll be eliminating one of those schools and visiting the other one. I'll probably eliminate one of them soon, when I can talk to the coaches again."

It's the "Dead Period" until after bowl season, so coaches aren't contacting recruits during this period except possibly by mail.

So things will get 'hot' for Jason after his final visit. "I want to wait and see what that last visit looks like," he said.

As far as Michigan goes, he told us the Wolverines are still definitely under strong consideration. "Oh yes. Coach Carr and Coach Stripling were here for their in-home visit, not too long ago." He added that Coach Stripling would be back again in January. (Note: assistant coaches can make up to six in-home/in-school visits, and head coaches one).

His Michigan visit was his only official visit during the season. GBW and others in the network had chatted with him before about how the visit went.

"It was an excellent trip."

"I got to see the academics and I was impressed by it, and I also got to see the game atmosphere."

"They had that family type of atmosphere and I felt like they took care of me there."

"I loved the place."

So ... did he watch the Alamo Bowl game?

"Actually I did. I was upset. Nebraska played a great game. Michigan did some things, but they made more mistakes. And they had trouble running the ball."

"And that last play ... I don't know ... if Ecker had pitched the ball back to Breaston he would have scored ..."

"Anyway, those are my four schools ... and I'll be dropping either BC or Iowa and visiting the other one."

Adjepong had a great senior season, recording 107 tackles and 10 sacks from his defensive end position. He is listed in some places at 6-2 and others at 6-3, but he is a true 6-3+ ...he was hosted at the Michigan-Minnesota game by Rondell Biggs who was out with an injury at the time ... Biggs is listed at 6-2, 278 and Adjepong was just as big as, and taller than, Biggs. Adjepong also reports a consistent 4.7-4.75 40 on grass ... so if he picks the Wolverines he would fit right in as a Lamarr Woodley clone.

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