NJ DE Hoping to Hear From State Staff

Although Scout.com classifies him as only a one-star prospect, the offer sheet for defensive end Ernest Owusu from the Hun School in Princeton, NJ would suggest a much more highly-regarded prospect. The 6-4, 245 pound defensive end with 4.8-second speed in the 40-yard dash has accumulated 15 division one offers.

Although Scout.com classifies him as only a one-star prospect, the offer sheet for defensive end Ernest Owusu from the Hun School in Princeton, NJ would suggest a much more highly-regarded prospect. The 6-4, 245 pound defensive end with 4.8-second speed in the 40-yard dash has accumulated 15 division one offers including schools like Kansas, Connecticut, Minnesota, Duke, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Missouri, Lousiville, Boston College and Stanford.

After spending his junior year at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tn, Owusu transferred to the Hun School as a senior and finished off 2006 with 60 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, eight sacks and an interception. That production led to a flood of college interest and Owusu has been busy whittling down his choices to a manageable five that he'll make official visits with. He has already tripped to Minnesota and has future dates lined up with Washington and Stanford.

Boston College, under former head coach Tom O'Brien, was hot on Owusu's trail with their efforts being headed up by running back's coach Jason Swepson. Owusu was scheduled to make an official visit to BC back in early December but that visit was cancelled when O'Brien accepted the head coaching spot at NC State. With many of the Eagles' former assistants slated to move to Raleigh, including Swepson, will the new Wolfpack regime continue their pursuit of Owusu?

"Actually they haven't talked to me much since the staff left Boston College," said Owusu. "But I definitely love that coaching staff. I had a great relationship with coach Swepson. He came down to my school in September because he was recruiting me and another player on my team and we hit it off good after that."

Although State has yet to contact Owusu about a potential future visit, the senior defender said he would love to make a trip to Raleigh to check out the Wolfpack program if he were invited.

"Because of the relationship I had with coach Swepson- he was so honest with me- that is why I would definitely consider making an official visit to NC State if they were to come after me."

Owusu projects as an academic qualifier.


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