Friday, March 22, 2013
5 Questions: 2014 WR David Njoku
By Josh Moyer
Every week, NittanyNation will pose five questions to a recruit, player, alum or coach about all things Penn State.
This week's subject is David Njoku, a 6-foot-4 wideout from Cedar Grove (N.J.) who will be on an unofficial visit to PSU on Saturday. He currently holds three offers, from Boston College, Bryant and Rutgers.
NittanyNation: Let's start off with the main question. Why do you want to come up to PSU for an unofficial visit?
David Njoku: I just want to see what Penn State has to offer. I haven't been there before, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I've been told. My friend goes there, and I always knew it was a good school athletically and academic-wise, so I figured I'd visit and see how it is.
As of right now, I'm just very curious to see what's going to happen. I only visited Rutgers so far, and I really want to see how interested I am in Penn State. I just want to feel it out.
NN: When did PSU start recruiting you, and who has been your recruiting coach?
DN: They've been after me for a while now. During my football season, they started talking to me. And John Strollo, he's been recruiting me -- and we talk a lot actually. He's a really cool guy, and I'm really excited to see him Saturday.
NN: What are you looking for in a school, and what's the first thing you like to find out on these visits?
DN: Well, my ideal school would have a good academic program -- that's first. And, second, I think what's very important is the relationship between the coaches and players. If you have those two, you have me interested.
And, to start off with, I believe I'm going to try to major in business. So I want to ask about that and see how the program is.
NN: Why do you think schools like PSU and Rutgers are so interested in you? And do you play any other positions?
DN: As a player, I feel my strength is to adjust to the ball. When it comes up, I'm 6-4 and I'm also a high jumper, so my mentality is to jump for the ball -- and, most of the time, I come down with. As far as improving, I'm 6-4 and weigh 215. And I run a 4.5, and I feel like that's not fast enough -- so I want to trim that down.
And I believe Rutgers is looking at me as a wideout and maybe a quick linebacker to cover slot receivers. I start at linebacker now and actually cover the slot a lot.
NN: You have visited only Rutgers so far, so can you tell me what other visits you have planned right now?
DN: From now until the end of May, every weekend, I'm going to visit schools -- so it should be a fun time and, hopefully, the offers will come. Right now, it's Penn State this weekend. Then, next weekend, I have UConn and Boston College. The weekend after that, I have Rutgers again, and then I'm going to visit Temple and Maryland and just go from there.