The Pitt coaching staff has been very active this week with extending offers to prospects for the Class of 2017. One of beneficiaries of an offer was wide receiver Evidence Njoku.
Njoku is a very intriguing talent from Cedar Grove, New Jersey. I say that because not many receivers that are 6-4 also run a 4.4 forty time.
“Haha, I would say that is what schools really like in me”, said Njoku. “I’m 6’4 maybe even 6′ 5 and my best 40 time was a 4.49 on turf, averaging low 4.50’s. Also my ability to jump, my vertical is at 37 inches and I feel like coaches really think that could benefit them with me as any end zone threat.”
More and more coaches bust be thinking that because It’s been a huge week for Njoku. So far, the wide out has picked up offers from Pitt, Georgia, Tennessee and Miami, Fla.
“I’m humbled and thankful for the offers this week. I’m grateful to be an athlete blessed with the ability to play and compete at the next level especially at these big time stages. As well as more schools recruiting me and looking to potentially offer me, I would say that all of this is a major blessing to me, my friends and my hometown”, said Njoku.
“To have grinded and put in all the work to truly better myself as an athlete and to get these rewards is a big blessing and accomplishment. Although I’m absolutely no where near satisfied, I would say it feels good to have work pay off.”
Njoku tells me that he received the offer yesterday from Pitt WR coach Kevin Sherman, whom he called a great guy.
“He was very direct with me through it all. We started talking on Twitter about a week ago and he just highlighted how much he loved my junior tape. He said I looke explosive and move very well for an athlete of my size”, said Njoku. “He said the Pitt staff has huge plans for me and they think I can have a vital role in the offensive scheme.”
Although Njoku says his recruitment is wide open, it should be pointed out that his brother, David, is a redshirt freshman tight end for Miami, Fla. Njoku says it would be cool to play with his brother, whom he has a good relationship with but that he need to make his decision based on what’s best for him as a student athlete.
So what are Njoku’s plans for the next couple of months?
“I have a lot of visits planned. Over spring break I’m going to be in California for five days and will see USC and maybe UCLA. In April, I’ll be in Tennessee and I think mid March, I’ll be in Miami. I’m going to Penn State on February 27 and I’ll also be visiting Pitt and Boston College. ”
Njoku could also be checking out Georgia, South Florida and Florida. So as you can tell, Evidence Njoku is a player in high demand.
Good luck to him, very impressive and polished student athlete.