Udeh continues to prepare for big 2010 season

Last year, Grossmont S Josh Udeh (6-0, 202) saw spot duty in the nickel defense for the Griffs and managed to post modest stats. However, this fall promises to be a much bigger proving ground for the talented DB as he is expected to be the starter in the deep patrol. JCFootball.com got an update on how things are progressing and found out one WAC school has picked up their interest in Udeh...

"Things are going good," Udeh told JCFootball.com. "We just got our gear and we're hitting the field working out getting ready for the season.

"It feels good and I can't wait to get it going. I'm really excited about our team. Our defense should be great and our offense will be outstanding, so we just have to keep working to get better and I think we'll have a great season."

As a prep, Udeh had a solid career at Scripps Ranch (San Diego) High School and signed with a D-2 school in Arkansas.

"I went to Harding University in Arkansas," Udeh told JCFootball.com back in May. "I was hoping to go to a D-1 school, but I just didn't get any offers, so I signed there, but I wasn't happy and wanted a chance to play D-1 football so I came back home and Grossmont was the school I chose because my relationship with the coaches and because they do a good job of getting guys moved on to D-1 programs."

As a redshirt freshman last fall, Udeh participated in the nickel and dime packages for the Griffs, notching 10 tackles, four passes defensed and one forced fumble, but this year he'll be playing more of a traditional safety role.

"Last year I played a lot of nickel corner where I was over the slot receiver and a lot of special teams," Udeh said. "I feel like I can do whatever a team needs me to do because I've always been able to do that.

"This season I'll be more of a free safety for us, where I can play that 'center field' role and read plays and make plays on the ball when it's in the air."

Hawaii has picked up their interest in the talented DB and said he's a prospect they have their eyes on.

"They told me they like me a lot and said they'll be watching what I do this fall," Udeh said. "They are the only school recruiting me right now that I know of, but I think a lot of schools want to see more of me before they start recruiting me since I didn't start last year."

Udeh is a solid student and is on pace to finish his AA this December with two year to play two once the 2010 season is completed.

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