Meyer Hoping to Have David Njoku Flow Down the NY/NJ Pipeline
By Michael Chung
The 2014 recruiting season is nearing its end but not without drama. Jamarco Jones could be flipping to Michigan State and Malik McDowell could be visiting OSU after all. Despite this flurry of drama, there will likely be only one or two more recruits to be added for this season, three if one counts Jamarco Jones.
OSU hopes to add is TE, in this case, a flex tight end which would run routes. Urban Meyer went hard after Mike Gesicki but even after Bill O’Brien bolted for the NFL and took Mike Vrabel with him, Meyer could not flip Gesicki to Ohio State. But leave it to Urban Meyer, when he loses one fish, he often catches another that is just as big or bigger.
Meyer has been very active in the New York/New Jersey area (site of this week’s Super Bowl) this recruiting season and is hoping to get one more from the Big Apple and Garden State in the person of David Njoku.Not only has OSU shown interest in Njoku but also the likes of Oregon and Alabama. He released his top 4 here at the-Ozone of Miami (FL), UConn (new head coach Bob Diaco is a NJ native), Temple, and the Buckeyes.
At one point, Penn State was a significant player but it looks like losing Bill O’Brien also lost Njoku and UConn gaining a NJ native in Bob Diaco helped the Huskies cause to land this 3-star NJ TE.
Njoku should decide a little before Feb 5—National Signing Day—and many believe he is Ohio State’s to lose. He has visited Miami (FL), UConn, Temple and Alabama with the Buckeyes getting the final visit.
He is rated 3-stars by Rivals, Scout, 24/7, and ESPN. Standing 6’4” and weighing 215 lbs., Njoku has been described as a football machine. He took time to update Ozone readers on his recruitment.
The-Ozone: How long was Ohio State talking to you before they offered? A few weeks
The-Ozone: How did you react when OSU offered? Very happy! Very exciting can't wait to visit
The-Ozone: Where was OSU in your top chocies list before they offered? No comment
The-Ozone: What is your current top 4? Miami, OSU, Temple, and UConn.
The-Ozone: Why would it be appealing to go to OSU? Always loved them since I was young.
The-Ozone: What did the coaches say your role would be if you came to OSU? Flex tight end, a flex tight end runs routes.
The-Ozone: What is your best position? What other positions can you play? Wide receiver and flex tight end are my best positions
The-Ozone: When will you decide? Not sure yet (Chris Leyden of Verona-Cedar Grove Times reports Njoku will decide a few days before National Signing Day).
The-Ozone: Which coaching staff are you closest too? I'm not sure yet, I have to visit Ohio State this weekend to find out for sure.
The-Ozone: Who will go with you on your official visit? I am going alone.
The-Ozone: How much input will your parents have? They are just happy with whatever I do.
The-Ozone: When was the last time you talked to Urban Meyer? What did he say? On the phone when he offered.
The-Ozone: Do you have a good idea of which school you will pick? Still thinking about it, I like a few other schools as well.
Favorite food? Lasagna
Best place to eat in NJ? Anthony Franco's pizzeria best pizza in the planet
Favorite NFL team? Jets
Favorite MLB team? Yankees
Favorite NBA team? Miami Heat
Favorite College football team? Lol, my top 4 are my favorites
Favorite video game? NCAA 2014