“Junior day was nice, I like the campus, all the new plans are working out,” Onwuzurike said.
One of the biggest impressions left on the 6-3, 230-pound defensive end was the passion and confidence that was evident amongst this new coaching staff.
“The coaching staff is really young, new, and seem to be full of excitement,” Onwuzurike said, “They said they want to get their fourth national championship and they are going to see what they can do with this new staff.”
Another impressive part of the visit for Onwuzurike was the facilities at SMU, especially the weight room.
“The facilities were nice, I liked them, and the weight room was really big, I liked all the renovations they are making,” Onwuzurike said.
Boston College and Washington are two of the newest schools to jump into the mix for Onwuzurike as they offered the Allen defensive end last week and will be hosting him for visits in the near future.
The Allen defensive end does have a couple visits lined up including one to Texas Tech next week.
Although he is going on some visits over the course of the next couple of weeks, the highly touted local product will be heading back to SMU in the near future for a couple SMU spring practices.
“You know I most likely will be, since it’s really close, it’s a really nice place to be and a very welcoming place,” Onwuzurike said.
The coaches have been keeping in frequent contact with Onwuzurike through social media, especially in the weeks leading up to junior day.
“Before I went to junior day I talked to the coaches about three times per week so we were constantly talking,” Onwuzurike said.
Onwuzurike said a lot of this communication came through Twitter, however, the staff also communicated with him in other ways.
Interest in Onwuzurike is picking up after he finished off his junior season with a flurry. After struggling in his first couple appearances on the varsity level, Onwuzurike finished the season for Allen with 67 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
He is ranked as the 23rd best defensive end and 7th in the state of Texas on Scout.