Size: 6-foot-4, 260 pounds
Hometown: Lewisville, Texas
Position: Defensive Tackle
Committed: September 17, 2011
Prep Career Highlights:
As senior, Ekpe earned second-team All-District 8-5A honors as an offensive lineman as a senior. On defense he tallied 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Ekpe was a second-team All-District 8-5A defensive line choice following his junior season when tallied 30 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one sack and three forced fumbles.
Coach Tracy Claeys' Take:
"Scott is somebody that I personally got an opportunity to see when I went to Dallas in the spring to watch him practice. There's nothing better than live evaluation.
"I feel like a year ago our athleticism hurt us a little bit on the defensive line so he very athletic. We expect him to gain some weight. As soon as he puts on a little bit of weight I do expect him to have a chance to contribute.
"With Scott, and a few of the other kids, they're here now, that gives him a better opportunity to play because he can get on the meal plan and eat. He gets a chance to lift and work out.
"Going through spring ball gives him a chance to learn the defense so he'll have a tremendous advantage to know what we're doing when we get to fall camp. Hopefully he grows enough so we can get some snaps out of him."
High School Highlight Tape: