Senior defensive end Ken Ekanem and the Centreville Wildcats (Clifton, VA) still have some season left to play after defeating rival Westfield in the Division 6 Northern Region final. Once the season ends, the 6’3″, 245-pound prospect will then work on determining his college future. North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, Pitt and Virginia Tech are the five finalists for Ekanem, who has not yet scheduled any official visits.
“I’m focusing on one thing at a time,” Ekanem said. “I’m going to enjoy this high school stage of my life while I can. I only go through it once. I’ll have plenty of time to make recruiting trips.”
Ekanem plans on taking all five officials before committing. He says he is not leaning to any one school at this point.
“I think it comes down to my visits and if I feel like I’m at home there,” Ekanem said. “I just want a good vibe being there. I just want to feel comfortable. When I go on my visits, obviously I’ll look at academics. You want a school with a good tutoring system because all players need to stay on track. I want to see how the position coaches are. I want to see how the defensive coaches are.”
Ekanem received a call Monday night from Virginia Tech, which has made him one of its top remaining priorities in the 2012 class.
“I got a call from Bud Foster,” Ekanem said. “We talked about my game and how I played. I didn’t get to watch their game because ours was at about the same time, but he was talking about how their game went down. We have a good relationship.”
Prior to the official visits, does Ekanem have any questions with respect to Virginia Tech?
“There are no uncertainties,” Ekanem said. “It’s obviously a very good school. It’s number five in the nation. Obviously they are doing well this season and a good class is coming in. Logan Thomas has another two years left. Virginia Tech’s on the rise I would say.”
Centreville travels to Hermitage this Saturday for a Division 6 state semifinal. He first reflected on last week’s win, the first time the Centreville senior class has defeated Westfield.
“One of our goals as a class was to beat Westfield. This was a very big accomplishment,” Ekanem said. “All of the alumni are proud of us. Winning the...
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