Football Recruiting

Alex Okafor Likes Two

Pflugerville, Texas defensive end Alex Okafor will likely be one of the most sought after prospects in the Lone Star State for the class of 2009. He took full advantage of the summer months making stops in Austin, Baton Rouge and Stillwater for camp visits. After a busy summer, Okafor now has two schools sitting atop his list. Which are they?
“As of right now, the big two are LSU and Texas because I went to camp at both of those schools,” Alex Okafor said. “Next year, I’m going to sit down and see who has been recruiting me the hardest, and I will probably make a decision towards the end of next summer.”

“I like Texas because it is right here. I would be able to go and visit my family whenever I want to. I could see my little brother play as well,” Okafor said. “Texas is always one of the top programs in the nation. I like their facilities and their trainer Coach (Jeff) Madden.”

“With LSU, I like that they play in the SEC. I think the SEC is the best conference in the nation,” Okafor added. “They always have a solid defense. Each year, their defense is one of the best in the nation. Their facilities are great and I really like Coach (Les) Miles.”

Okafor was very busy this summer attending three different camps. He talked about the experience during each stop.

“I made it to Texas, LSU and Oklahoma State,” Okafor said. “The Oklahoma State camp was just a mini day camp. The Texas and LSU camps were pretty much the same. They showed us around the facilities. Both schools have very good coaching staffs.”

Okafor hasn’t received any scholarship offers to date, but that doesn’t mean that he is not receiving a lot of interest. He has already started receiving mail from several high-profile schools.

“I’ve been getting a lot of mail from different schools,” Okafor said. “LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Kansas State and Purdue have all sent me something.”

Texas hasn’t been sending much mail to Okafor, but a conversation with Greg Davis let him know that the Longhorns are interested.

“I’ve only gotten a camp brochure from Texas, but I talked to Greg Davis, their offensive coordinator, and he let me know that they were interested in me,” Okafor said.

Okafor and the rest of his Pflugerville teammates started practice yesterday, and the defensive end was excited about getting back to business.

“We started football practice today. It was good to see everybody again and get back on the field and run plays,” Okafor said. “Our first game is on the 31st against A&M Consolidated. I’m pretty excited about that game.”