May 18, 2010

Ukwuachu receives invite to June camp

Samuel Ukwuachu made the move to defensive end this spring after playing receiver for Pearland last season, but the 6-foot-5, 203-pound prospect has recently gained interest from the Aggies as an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 defense.

Ukwuachu was received a visit from outside linebacker coach Nick Toth, who stopped by the south Houston school to evaluate the athletic junior. The Aggies have made an impression on Ukwuachu, who has hopes of adding Texas A&M to a list of offers that include Baylor, SMU, Louisville, and Illinois.

"I am going to (A&M's) camp on June 6th," he said. "(Coach Toth) really wants me to go there so he can rep me at outside linebacker. I am pretty confident in myself to do what I do to the best of my ability. It is different, so it is a challenge. I haven't played outside linebacker before so I'm looking forward to getting out there and doing my best."

When asked if a commitment was a probable if the Aggies were to extend an offer, Ukwuachu was very direct with his answer.

"Definitely," he said. "I have been to their campus. I went to the Texas A&M verse Texas game and it was a pretty good game. I have met coach Toth and that is a place where I think I would feel comfortable."

Academics will factor into Ukwuachu's decision but he has some lofty goals, which drive him to success on and off the football field.

"My strength is my heart and how much I want it," Ukwuachu said. "I have been playing football since I was little and making it to the NFL is a dream me and my dad are focused on. I work hard every day. I have a drive, a motor. I never give up. That is something that separates me.

With Pearland's spring practices wrapping up today, Ukwuachu is looking towards summer where he plans on taking trips to a number of schools, which may include TCU, Arizona, A&M, Utah, and Arkansas. He lists his favorites as A&M, Arkansas, and Utah.

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