Njoku Talks Latest Recruiting Developments

The three-star New Jersey wide receiver shed light on the latest developments in his recruitment, where Penn State stands, and the schools he may visit next.

Just over two months ago, David Njoku re-opened his recruitment, visited Penn State, and waited to see what interest would roll in after he de-committed from Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights are still in play for Njoku, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound receiver from Cedar Grove (N.J.), as are Miami and Ohio State, among others.

Another big-time program may be in the mix, too, as the he is claiming a Penn State offer heading into the holidays.

"I talked to [Penn State tight ends coach John] Strollo, and he basically told me that they're offering me a full scholarship," Njoku said. "I thanked him and told him I'd definitely consider it.

"I visited Penn State a few times and it was very fun. It's a good college to go to, and I will be thinking about them during the [recruiting] process."

Njoku added he may visit University Park again — he visited to see Penn State down Michigan in October — but doesn't have a date set. The senior has already taken official visits to Temple, Alabama and Miami, and with a trip planned to Ohio State Jan. 14, his final official will likely go to either the Lions or Scarlet Knights.

Most programs are recruiting him as strictly a wide receiver, but both Ohio State and Penn State have focused on his ability as a flex tight end in their offensive attack.

"I think my speed would help me play that position," Njoku said. "I run a 4.47 [40-yard dash] so that's important, and not many tight ends are that quick.

"I believe I can get off the line a lot easier, especially now that I have more experience."

The senior does not have a date or timetable set for a decision, nor for when he will decide his final official visit destination. It's likely to come after the NCAA mandated dead period concludes Jan. 15.


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