Texas DE Sacks Nebraska Offer

One thing that has been a primary concern of the typical Husker fan over the past several years has been lack of a dominant rush end. With the pick up of Barry Turner this past year and the work of Jay Moore and Adam Carriker, there are hopes that the drought is over, but the Huskers are after a stud from Texas that might help to quicken the pace on ending the drought.

Ugo Chinasa provides his prospective school with an excellent foundation to build a truly dominant defensive end.  Standing 6' 6" and weighing in at 225 pounds, Chinasa could stand to put on several pounds of muscle that, coupled with his 4.6 40 yard dash, could turn him into a holy terror on the outside.  During his junior campaign, Chinasa netted 65 tackles, four sacks, two fumble recoveries and picked off a batted pass which he took fifty yards for a score.  He carries a 3.43 GPA in the classroom and was named Second Team All-District last year.

Currently, Chinasa claims offers from Oklahoma, Texas, A&M, OK State, Baylor, SMU, Nebraska, UCLA, Kansas State and Colorado State while also garnering interest from LSU, Florida, Iowa, Alabama and Arkansas.  His current favorites from that list are Oklahoma and Texas.  He plans to take camping trips to Texas, Texas A&M and LSU and while he does plan on taking unofficial visits this summer, he is unsure where to just yet.  He cites his strengths as his pass rushing ability his athleticism and his speed.

It appears at this point in time that two in-state schools are doing the most talking to Chinasa.  "Texas and A&M (are recruiting me hardest).  They see me the most in person, they send me a lot of letters and I talk to them the most," he said.  Ugo confesses that while Nebraska isn't totally out of the race for him, they aren't exactly at the front of the pack.  "They've got a shot at me, little bit right now," he said.  So what could the Cornhuskers do to up their status with him?  "I'd probably like to talk to the coaches a little bit more," he said.

Nebraska has managed to get Chinasa a decent amount of correspondence, it seems.  "They send me mail, stuff about the campus and Lincoln," he said.  Some of the big factors that will go into Ugo's choice of school are the coaching staff, how big the campus is and the amount of things for him to do along with the defensive style of play.  Chinasa admits he is looking for a place that does a fair amount of work with the defensive ends.  Some of the schools that have been out to evaluate him thus far are Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Nebraska and Colorado State.


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