Loyalty Big in Ndulue Becoming a Sooner

National Signing Day is here and the crew at Sooners Illustrated has you covered. Throughout the day, we will bring you a variety of material about the upcoming Sooner class. Here is a brief interview with Dallas Jesuit defensive end Chuka Ndulue.

It's obvious that a player like Chuka Ndulue comes from a family that is grounded and instills ethics and values.

Characteristics like those and many others are what led the Dallas (TX) Jesuit defensive end to Norman to become a member of the Oklahoma football team.

The 6-foot3.5, 235-pound Ndulue was being recruited by Oklahoma as a junior when his season going well, but injuries kept him from completing his season in full stride. But, according to Ndulue, the Sooner coaches were still right there.

"That was big for me. I remember how when I got hurt my junior year that the Oklahoma coaches told me that they would be back to watch me next year," Ndulue said. "They (Oklahoma coaches) stuck by me. Overall, I just like the way they do things."

And that alone was enough to secure a commitment from Ndulue. For his senior season, he recorded 60 tackles and eight sacks. For Oklahoma, he said that the coaches plan to use him as a "hybrid defensive end." 

"I was told that they would use me sort of like they use Jeremy Beal," Ndulue said. "The coaches told me that I needed to be ready to play. There have not been talks about me red shirting or anything like that."

Ndulue chose Oklahoma over offers from nearly every school in the Big 12 and Notre Dame.

Sooners Illustrated Top Stories