Okafor Impresses At SMU Camp

Okafor Impresses At SMU Camp

Offensive tackle Emeka Okafor (Sunnyvale) was one of the most impressive linemen at the SMU camp in Dallas and PonyStampede.com spoke with the 6-foot-5, 330-pounder on Sunday. The hulking lineman has one offer and several more appear to be forthcoming. What are his thoughts on SMU? Come inside as we continue to provide you the best SMU camp coverage on the web!

Offensive tackle Emeka Okafor (Sunnyvale) was one of the most impressive linemen at the SMU camp in Dallas and PonyStampede.com spoke with the 6-foot-5, 330-pounder on Sunday evening.

"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.

"Texas Tech and TCU are recruiting me hard and I feel like I'll get an offer after I go to their camps. I'm also hearing from Baylor, Rice, Duke, and Oklahoma."

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."

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