Whirlwind Springs Ends in OU Commitment

Chuka Ndulue was a hot prospect this spring as a number of schools stepped up to the plate with scholarship offers, but it was the University of Oklahoma that topped his list and he let everyone know today by announcing his commitment.

Chuka Ndulue, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end had many suitors coming after him and even the home-state Texas Longhorns made a push, but in the end he felt the most comfortable with Oklahoma.

You see OU was no stranger to Ndulue months before he exploded as a "national" level type of prospect because they invited him to elite events like the Junior Day and the Red-White spring game.

It was that familiarity that won out in the end when Ndulue announced his intentions to commit to the Sooners this afternoon.

"Yeah it does," Ndulue answered when asked if the early attention and connection helped him with his decision process. "I made a few different visits up there and I really feel like I know the coaches. Everything and everyone was really nice, so being able to visit the school dis make a big difference."

It is really exciting. We just thank God for everything. We did not know that it was going to be this much attention.

OU did not offer right away, but when the staff saw him this spring they did not hesitate in pulling the trigger alongside about 15 other programs.

"When they finally saw me that they saw that I was doing well," Ndulue relayed.

Ndulue may be a sleeper as far as recruiting rankings are concerned, but he brings a great skill set to the table to go along with his prototype frame.

"My strength is my power and speed," Ndulue informed. "My position coach stressed that a whole lot (to college recruiters)."

Ndulue says he owes a lot of his credit to former teammates who are also going on to play at the college level.

"Brandon Haynes (Colorado State) and Eric Tausch (TCU), both of them have really been pushing me this off-season. They have been pushing me and telling me to work hard because they told me that next year this is my team. They told me that they are leaving it in my hands. And basically every Tuesday and Thursday Brandon and I go outside and work on one-on-ones, so those two guys have helped me out a whole lot."

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