3-Star WR Considers Bobcats

With seven offers on the table, Bowie WR Jesse Ebozue talks about his plans and how Texas State plays into them

Back in March, Scout.com’s Midlands Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks wrote about a sleeper prospect out of Bowie HS (Arlington) without any offers, WR Jesse Ebozue. It seems Brooks was onto something because, four months later, Ebozue has a 3-star rating and holds seven offers, including one from Texas State.

A limited role on his team during his junior season could be a reason why it took schools some time to notice Ebozue. It wasn’t until he attended the Nike Sparq Combine that he started to get noticed, “At the Nike Sparq camp, the free one at Cowboys stadium, I never knew this before, but they were saying that, if you make good times and good scores, you can get invited to the Nike Opening,” said Ebozue. “I thought I could be good enough to do it and be one of the guys invited if I went out there and hit it hard. I kept running hard, got some good times and ended up getting invited to the Opening the next day."

After clocking a 4.63 40 and a 3.93 shuttle at the Sparq Combine, the offers started to roll in. Arkansas State, Bryant University (in Rhode Island), UTSA, Abilene Christian, Louisiana Tech and TXST have offered Ebozue. He doesn't have his offers ranked as of yet but he said he is leaning towards playing in Texas. If the Bobcats have one advantage, it’s Ebozue’s relationship with a QB already committed to TXST, "It was crazy because my friend, Devin (Williams), he was throwing me the ball at the (TXST) camp (at Timberview HS). I’ve known him for a while. We were running the routes they run at TXST, the quick slants and stuff like that, and I was thinking, 'Man, I can really do this.' The (TXST) coaches were working with me and I could tell that they like me. They contacted me after with the offer. I had a feeling they would offer but I didn't think it would be that soon. I’ve been talking with (TXST OL Coach Brad) Bedell. I think he's great. He's kind of been like a mentor for me at times. We were talking about how I was working out and he said how I need to be one of the leaders and stuff on my campus."

At 6’2”, 193-lbs, he is a versatile receiver that can play different positions. In his Hudl, he has a few highlights where he is lined up at TE but he said the schools looking at him, including TXST, want him to play receiver. He can play in the slot or lined up wide.

Even though he hasn’t ranked his offers, Ebozue didn’t hesitate when asked if TXST is a school that interests him, "Of course, definitely. I already have a few cousins that go there and they've been telling me how it's a great school and the environment is amazing and it's in San Marcos. Of course, that's a place I could live."

Ebozue hasn’t visited San Marcos but he plans on coming down before summer ends. We’ll keep you updated on his status.

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