Madubuike Talks TCU Offer
McKinney (TX) North defensive end Justin Madubuike has worked hard to get where he’s at on the football field and college coaches are taking notice. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder landed on several radars during the spring evaluation period when coaches had a chance to see the rising 2016 prospect up close. Since that time, Madubuike has landed offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, Tulsa, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and TCU. Scout.com already has Madubuike ranked as a four-star prospect and nation’s No. 16 defensive end. TCU was one of the recent programs to extend an offer to Madubuike when Frogs’ quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie gave him the news. The four-star was excited to receive an offer from a school known for its defensive prowess. “It was awesome because when I got that offer my coach had called me and told me the TCU coach wanted to talk to me,” he said. “So I called him (Cumbie) and he told me he really liked my work ethic and my film and they want to offer me. I thought it was awesome because TCU’s defense is amazing; they’re one of the best in the Big 12. It was really a blessing to get an offer.” Madubuike admits he doesn’t know much about the program at the moment aside from what he learns from one of North’s coaches and former TCU lineman Jeff Olson. But, he plans to learn more about the program soon as he plans to make a visit. “I really don’t much; one of my coaches, Jeff Olson, went there and it’s in Ft. Worth,” he said. “I know they have a good athletic program. That’s about as much as I know about them; I really don’t know much. But, I’ll be visiting TCU pretty soon.” Already regarded as one of the top defensive ends in the nation, Madubuike says it’s a blessing to receive early interest but knows he still has work to do to become the best. “It feels great but it’s a lot of pressure because people expect me to do good in games,” he said. “But, it’s a really good feeling and you feel pride for yourself and stay humble and hungry. You always want to improve on what you do so you can be the best you can possibly be.” Madubuike’s hard work has paid off so far in the 2014 season as he’s helped North to an undefeated record while putting up some impressive numbers himself. “It’s going pretty good right now; we’re 3-0 so we’re doing pretty good. We’re in a bye week this week and our next game is against Wylie East,” Madubuike said. “We’re just taking it one day at a time and practicing on getting better. I still have room to improve; I think I have about four sacks but I’m still learning the game and getting better. We’re just going to take it one day at a time and things will work out for us.”
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