Kingsley Ejike update

Newton (GA) High School class of 2013 defensive end Kingsley Ejike talks about the Mississippi State camp.

  • Name: Kingsley Ejike
  • Classification: 2013
  • High School: Newton (GA) High School
  • Position: DE
  • HT: 6-foot-3, WT: 210
  • Ranking: Unranked
  • Schools of Interest: Duke, Georgia Tech, Howard (Offer), Tennessee State (Offer), UCLA, Yale (Offer)

    Ejike talked about the things he enjoyed while attending the Mississippi State football camp.

    "I liked how it was a small environment because you got good looks from the coaches," said the youngster. "I learned about hand placement, your feet, your ball get-off and pass-rushing drills."

    The MSU defensive line coach came away impressed with what he saw from the 2013 defensive end.

    "The coach said he liked my explosiveness and my ball get-off," said Ejike. "He also said he liked my speed."

    He did well in the explosiveness department in the forty-yard dash and vertical jump.

    "My forty was 4.8 and my vertical was 37," said Ejike. "I also jumped 37 at the LSU camp."

    He is receiving interest from several colleges, three of whom have offered him a scholarship.

    "Georgia Tech, Duke, Howard, Yale, UCLA are showing interest in me," said Ejike. "Howard, Yale and Tennessee State have offered."

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