"The camp was nice, it was really fun and competitive," said Okafor, who pulled in his first offer last Tuesday from North Texas. "SMU has my favorite set of coaches and I hope to get an offer from them. Coach Klemm said that he would talk to Coach Jones and hopefully I'll get a phone call after that.
Okafor has uncanny athleticism for such a big man. He was named all-district defensive MVP on the basketball court for Sunnyvale, which made the playoffs this spring - for the first time in the school's three years of existence.
"As a relatively new school, our basketball team was all juniors and younger," Okafor said. "We lost by one point in the third round. In football, we haven't had a district yet, but we will this year. Our goal is to make the playoffs and then get as far as we can."
How does a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder move so fast?
"It just comes natural," said Okafor, who maintains a 3.3 GPA. "I have quick feet and my strengths in football are my feet and my knowledge. I will study my opponent and pick up on his tendencies within a couple of plays. I may not know everything about football, but I will figure out a way to beat my opponent."