Size: 5-11, 220
High School: Trinity High School
Hometown: Euless, Tex.
Inoke Ngalo picked SMU over Houston, North Texas and Hawaii after being committed to Houston at one point. The District 6-5A MVP in his senior year was a two-time first-team All-State selection. Tallied 102 tackles his senior year and averaged 12.8 tackles and 1.5 sacks per game.The previous staff flipped Ngalo just days before signing day after an official visit.
Ngalo redshirted in 2014 with the depth SMU had at linebacker, it was no surprise. While SMU was decimated by injuries, Ngalo sat and watched. It's important to note that Ngalo impressed in practices during the spring, but didn't have too much of an impact in the spring game. That being said, Ngalo is a solid fit at the Leo linebacker position that saw Robert Seals get some time at. With Ngalo being a Taylor Reed-like player, that will be where he fits next opposite Nick Horton if he's going to challenge for a starting position. Ngalo has plenty of athleticism and can cover the field, but will he be physical enough to even hold down the weakside linebacker spot?