Egbuaba All Set for UVa Official

Egbuaba All Set for UVa Official

Virginia recently entered the battle for Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba's services. The 2014 prospect has set his official visit schedule to not only UVa, but with Maryland, UConn and Oklahoma. He discusses the latest with Scout.com

Nnamdi Egbuaba has been living the United States for just a couple of years, but after some hard work the Nigerian native's list of suitors continues to grow.

"I am excited about that."

The St. Frances linebacker, who holds offers from Connecticut and Oklahoma, recently picked up offers from Virginia and Maryland, with Miami still lurking. Now the 2014 prospect is ready to start taking his official visits starting this weekend.

"I am going to take my first official this weekend (to Maryland)," Egbuaba said. "I will be going to an official visit to Virginia on the 31st of this month...I have an official visit to the University of Connecticut, I am not sure about the date."

The Cavaliers are brand new to his offer list. The 6-foot-1, 220 pounder receiving the scholarship offer after his performance last month in the Chesapeake Bowl.

"I dominated the game. I was among the top players and that is how Virginia came in."

With Anthony Poindexter leaving Virginia for Connecticut, UVa head coach Mike London has taken over his recruitment, with Poindexter taking point at UConn.

"Coach Mike (London), I think he is a good coach. I think he is very trustworthy person."

"When I come to Virginia, I want to check out the program, my majors, and I would like to check on the football program and see what they have for me."

With a 3.9 GPA, Egbuaba will take a look at the academics UVa has to offer, and he already knows exactly what he wants from an institution.

"I want to major in mathematics or something that has to do with science. I like math, chemistry and physics," he explained. "I was the highest score in math in my whole grade, I love it."

Before he visits Charlottesville, however, there is a matter of visiting in-state school Maryland.

"They are moving to a higher conference next year," Egbuaba told Dave Lomonico from Terrapin Times. "It's a school that I like, because when I checked the system, checked their roster, I loved the school. I liked the way their game is; I like the way they play."

He has visited the Terps a couple of times in the fall, along with ODU, but says no one has an edge, even the home state school. .

"I am open to everybody. I am not from here," he laughed.

So what type of player should college football fans expect? With 105 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 17 sacks and five forced fumbles, you should expect an aggressive athlete.

"I am more of a rush guy, that is what I do best. I am good at coverage but there is something that is just natural. You are just going to know that I am just a natural rusher."

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