Manvel offensive guard Mackenzie Nworah currently holds 16 football offers, including one from SMU. His list is impressive, with having offers from schools like Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Kansas State and Missouri. Nworah has had time to know SMU better, and he has been impressed so far.
“I came for junior day, and it looks like they’re going to have a great season,” Nworah said.
While visiting the Hilltop, Nworah met head coach Chad Morris and offensive line coach Dustin Fry, and Nworah has nothing but respect for what the coaching staff has done to turn things around.
“Coach Morris looks like he is ready to take on the program because he brings a high level of energy,” he said. “I am really confident in him because he has a lot to offer.”
Because Nworah has a long list of offers, there are a lot of factors that go into his college decision. When choosing a school, he focuses on how he would fit in.
“I want to go to a school where I can get a good education, and that has a lot to offer,” he said. “I want to feel like I belong there, and I want to enjoy playing there.”
To prepare for his final season in high school, Nworah is spending a significant amount of time getting stronger.
“I’m working out in the weight room a lot to prepare for the season, and I’m also working on learning drills,” he said.
His goals for his senior year are simple, but they could prove to be highly beneficial during his recruitment.
“I want to get stronger and have a better idea of the game,” he said. “I want to continue making good grades in classes so I’m prepared for college.
Nworah is confident that coach Morris will turn the program around, and a lot of that has to do with how the coaching staff approaches recruiting.
“It’s good to keep talent inside where talent is coming from,” he said. “There are very talented football players in Texas.”
As the summer approaches, Nworah plans to build his relationship with SMU.
“I have a lot of interest in SMU,” he said. “I will be taking a visit there during the summer.”