Eluemunor Ready to Trim List

With over 23 scholarship offers, including one from Wisconsin, Scranton (Penn.) Lackawanna Community College offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor says he plans to start trimming his list this week...

Scranton (Penn.) Lackawanna Community College offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor, who claims at least 23 scholarship offers, says he plans to start cutting down his list as early as this week.

"It's a pretty big list, so I want to start working on narrowing it," he said.

Eluemunor – ranked a four-star recruit - has been offered by the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin and UCLA. He said those schools have all been consistently talking to him throughout the process, and he's considering all of them at the moment.

Eluemunor missed two weeks of spring practice in part because of knee tendinitis, causing him to not have as productive of a spring as he hoped for. Despite the problems, Eluemunor felt he increased his strength.

"I had a lot of fun this spring with my team," said Eluemunor. "I felt that when I did get back and I got a few practices under me, I really had a productive spring."

Coaches from many schools attended the Lackawanna spring game, including those from UCLA, Alabama, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Eluemunor, who prepped at Morris Knolls High in Morristown, N.J., move to the United States from London in 2008. He said he was raw in football and no schools recruited him out of high school. so he went the junior college route.

"I wasn't a good player," said Eluemunor. "I am hungrier now. My knowledge of the game wasn't as good as it is now. Down here I got the confidence to be a good player because of the good college coaching we have."

Eluemunor cited a few things he believes he's definitely improved in his game. "My power stroke and my maturity is what I've been working on," said Eluemunor. "I want to mature more and become more physical. When I go to college, I want to be an All-American and a top 15 pick in the NFL draft. That's my goal along with helping my team win."

In his first year at Lackawanna, Eluemunor played left tackle, right tackle, right guard, and tight end for the Falcons. He'll start out the upcoming season at left tackle, which is where most college programs project him. Eluemunor is still only 18 years of age and won't turn 19 until December when he'll graduate Lackawanna and have three seasons to play two.


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