Osuchukwu Talks Recruiting

2017 Moorpark WR Emmanuel Osuchukwu (6-3, 180) had a very productive sophomore season this past fall and he recently set up his first official visit...


"I have an offer from Illinois State and I'm visiting there on January 20th," Osuchukwu told JCFootball.com. "They started talking to me by just texting me a little over a week ago. It was actually sorta random, but they started talking to me, I guess it was for about four days, and then the head coach and I were talking and he said that they had an offer for me and they wanted me to get up there for a visit.

"The other schools talking to me right now are San Diego, Northwestern State, Sacramento State and UC-Davis, but none of those have offered me at this point."

As a sophomore this past season, Osuchukwu led his team in all three major receiving categories -- 48 receptions for 724 yards and six touchdowns -- and he said he's focused on two areas to improve upon this offseason to help him on the field this coming fall.

"My speed and my strength are the two biggest things I am working on," Osuchukwu noted. "I feel like I have the ability to dissect a secondary. I can go up and get the ball because of my height and my leaping abilities, but I am also good at setting up the DB that is covering me and I run pretty crisp routes too. I think I can do it all, go deep, catch a short pass and use my running skills, I think I can help a team in a lot of different ways."

As a prep at Calabasas (Ca.) High School, Osuchukwu was a coveted player, but he was unable to get qualified, so he started to look around at two-year programs and Moorpark turned out to be the right place for him.

"I was down to Riverside and Moorpark and I really liked both of them, but when I got to Moorpark for my visit, the coaches were all waiting there for me and my mom," Osuchukwu recalled. "They just made me feel wanted and part of the family here right away and that really meant a lot."

Osuchukwu will graduate in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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