Ndulue, The Steal of the Class?

SI brings you an update on 2010 3-star DE commitment Chuka Ndulue out of Dallas Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas, Texas. Ndulue talked about his season, the Sooners, and taking his official visit.

When the Sooners offered Chuka Ndulue back in the spring it seemed like it was a done deal and that he would commit immediately. It turns out that Texas decided to try and sneak in at the last minute and steal a commitment from under the Sooners' nose.

In the end Ndulue chose to wear the Crimson and Cream at the next level.

And it sounds like the Sooner nation should be excited as Ndulue has been tearing it up on Friday nights and not feeling any ill effects from his ankle injuries from last season.

"It's going pretty well," Ndulue said when asked how the season is going so far. "I am feeling great and I have been enjoying everything about it so far. I'm healthy and playing great as well so pretty good season so far."

"I know I have about nine sacks right now but I don't know how many tackles."

That can't be good news for the opposing team Jesuit plays this Friday, which will kick off district play for Ndulue and his teammates.

"We are 2-2 right now," Ndulue stated. "We start district this Friday and we are playing Plano East. I've been staying in the whole practice so I'm ready to go in all day."

The 6-foot-3 and 235-pound Ndulue who states he runs a 4.7 forty yard dash has shed a few pounds recently due to an illness but states that's not exactly a bad thing.

"Lately I've been sick so I've lost some weight but that's good because my coach wanted me to lose some weight for district. So I am a lot quicker and stronger."

This past spring Ndulue was able to work with Oklahoma Defensive Ends coach Chris Wilson at the Elite camp that was held in Norman. Ever since then there relationship has only gotten better.

"We have a great relationship going down," Ndulue explained. "I'm going to enjoy having him as a coach. That's what I think, so we have a great thing right now. Now that he is allowed to call me, Sunday night after the game he calls me to see how things are going. So we have a great relationship."

Ndulue talked about what he's thought about his Sooners so far this season.

"I am loving it. Looking at what they are doing now and watching the defense. I think I'm going to enjoy being there as a player and as a student."

At this point in the season Ndulue, who states he would like to attend the Red River Shootout, has not taken his official visit. One weekend that stands out to him is the weekend of the Bedlam Rivalry, which may be the best home game to attend.

"We are thinking about OU vs. OSU but I'm not sure yet," Ndulue said when asked when he may take his official visit. "That's probably the best one I would like to go to."

Like a lot of the other Oklahoma commitments for the 2010 class Ndulue has also kept in touch with some of his future teammates.

"Yeah I talk to Adam Shead, Jarrett Lake, and Aaron Franklin. I talk to a lot of the commitments actually. Sheldon McClain, we have a good chit chat on Facebook."

Unlike other 2010 commits like four-star center Austin Woods or four-star guard Bronson Irwin, Ndulue will not be graduating early. In the end it's not entirely Ndulue's decision.

"I am going to stay at Jesuit my whole senior year," Ndulue explained. "I want the opportunity to walk across the stage with my friends. They also won't let us graduate early at Jesuit."

At the moment Ndulue has taken the SAT and is fully qualified to attend the University of Oklahoma but has to finish up everything with the NCAA clearing house.

"Oh yeah I have taken the SAT. Everything is looking good for me grade wise. They are good by the NCAA standards. I just have to talk with the NCAA clearing house because I haven't finished that yet."


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