Azubike (6-5, 240) was worth of a Northwestern offer all along, but had a low score on the English portion of his ACT. Once he brought that score up, NU finally extended a scholarship offer.
"I think really highly of Northwestern," Azubike said.
For Azubike, Northwestern's combination of strong academics and football is what stands out the most. However, another thing that stands out about the Wildcats is their head coach, Pat Fitzgerald. The two have a strong relationship.
"Our relationship is really great," Azubike said. "I talk to him almost every week. Great guy, great personality, and a great person to look up to."
The Nashville native has not visited Northwestern, but hopes to do so in the future. He has friends who have been to NU, and reported back with positive comments.
"(I like) just the whole atmosphere of Northwestern," he said. "I've heard it's a great place. I'm going to try to see if I can get up there."
Azubike is searching for a school and football program which strongly values education, and is looking for coaches who "want to help me achieve my academic and athletic goals.
With a number of options, Azubike is working to narrow down his list, but is planning on taking his time in doing so. He has no favorites, but admits he likes Northwestern/
"Right now, I really think highly of Northwestern," Azubike said. "I'm trying to take the entire process fully. They could really run quickly up my recruiting ranks. I think really highly of them."
As a junior, Azubike finished with 70 tackles and 17 sacks. Off the field, he reports a 3.4 grade point average.