Interview With Ego Ferguson

The elite, 6-4, 270-pound defensive lineman, Ego Ferguson, didn't participate in the Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game due to injury, but he talked to from the sideline about where he is in his recruitment...

Ego Ferguson is one of the higher profile uncommitted prospects in the region. Although he attended the Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA) he actually lives in Frederick, Maryland so he was eligible for the state all-star game. He was battling a minor leg injury and decided not to play in the game. caught up with the talented player as he discussed his season, recruiting and the Crab Bowl.

"The season went great," said Ferguson. "We only lost one game this season. I tried to do my part for the team. They developed me to play the run better and be more aggressive. I played the run much better this season than last season. I finished with 67 tackles and 12 sacks."

Ferguson talked about where the coaches see him on the next level. "I think I can play anywhere actually. I can play defensive end or defensive tackle. My natural position is defensive end but if I get moved inside I get moved inside, either way I am going to ball out."

With a list of college offers from around the country Ferguson talks about recruiting, his final group of schools and what is next in the process.

"I have been basically taking it slow right now and spend time with my family for the holidays. The final group of schools, in no particular order, is North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA, California, Florida State, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, LSU. I still want to take a couple more visits at least and I will make my decision on signing day. That is the plan right now."

Ferguson has officially visited Cal, Miami and Notre Dame so far.

Ultimately the school Ferguson chooses is getting a big time player with huge potential. He talked about what the coaches, players and fans can expect from Ferguson when he hits campus.

"I am trying to make an impact right away. I have a goal in my mind to play right away and get on the field as early as possible. I just want to make an impact for my team and make my team better."

Ferguson talks about the invitation to participate in the Crab Bowl and the players involved.

"Since they started this last year I knew I wanted to be a part of this game. I watched Tavon Austin in this game last year and I wanted to be a part of it. I got injured early in the season and this has been really the only time to rest it. I wanted to be ready for the Army All-American game and this is the only time to rest it."

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