Nwachukwu enjoys A&M junior day

A&M coaches are looking for speedy receivers, and one of the guys at the top of their list is Uzoma Nwachukwu from Allen, Texas. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the talented wide out about his trip to A&M's recent junior day event and where he stands in the recruiting process.

Texas A&M has had success on the 2009 recruiting trail particularly on the offensive line, receiving commitments from four top prospects in the state of Texas. Last weekend, head coach Mike Sherman added his first skill player in Scout.com four-star running back Christine Michael to the 2009 class, and they are looking to include some speed receivers to stretch the field.

Near the top of their list is Allen High School (TX) wide receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu, who received an offer from the Aggies last weekend at their junior day event.

"The coaching staff told me they liked my athleticism and my speed," Nwachukwu said. "Coach Sherman said I reminded him of Donald Driver with my 41" vertical jump. I have the ability to go get a jump ball."

In addition to his 4.38 40 speed and his 6-foot-1, 186-pound frame, the Allen product listed several strengths and attributes of his ability to get open and catch the ball.

"I feel I use my speed and athletic ability to get off the line and gain separation," Nwachukwu said. "I'm pretty strong too. I bench 315 pounds and I use my strength to make tough catches in traffic and gain extra yards after the reception. It also helps with my blocking ability as well."

While the Texas A&M coaching staff has shown great interest in the talented receiver, the feelings appear mutual after last weekend's junior day in College Station.

"Texas A&M made a great push. It's nice up there," Nwachukwu said. "They've got an all-star coaching staff with NFL experience. The facilities are excellent. The weight room is top notch and the academic center has everything you need. The players' lounge is incredible."

Before last weekend, Nwachukwu had not been to Texas A&M before, and didn't know a lot about the football program and the university. He left with a new appreciation for the school.

"I was surprised by it all. The weather was bad, but the campus still seemed so nice," Nwachukwu said. "I could see myself playing there. Texas A&M is definitely near the top of my list."

However, the blue chip receiver did make it clear that he's open to other schools and plans to take additional visits in the coming weeks.

"I was supposed to go to Texas or TCU this weekend, but I have a track meet," Nwachukwu said. "I might go to Arkansas' junior day in a couple of weeks, and I still want to take unofficial more visits and I want to visit A&M again. For now, I'm just taking it all in as it comes."

Nwachukwu has been offered by Arkansas, TCU, Kansas, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, and Washington State with many schools on the verge of offering. He would like to make an early decision, suggesting the possibility of a decision sometime in late spring or early summer at the latest so he can focus on his team and his senior season.

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