Sunday, November 11, 2012
Washington offers TE David Ajamu
By Mason Kelley
For David Ajamu, most of Washington’s 34-15 win over Utah was a blur.
Steve Sarkisian offered tight end David Ajamu a scholarship on Saturday.
The 6-foot-5, 231-pound tight end (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) watched when Washington’s tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins made plays. Ajamu paid attention when the sophomore was catching seven passes for 99 yards. He took notice when Seferian-Jenkins saw some time at defensive end.
But, while trying to stay warm under a blanket he bought at the game, Ajamu’s focus was fixed on his future more than what was going on between the Huskies and the Utes.
Before the game, Washington offered the Oregon State commit a scholarship, giving the senior plenty to think about.
“I didn’t really get to watch the game, because I was thinking about the offer so much,” Ajamu said. “When you’ve got something like that going through your head, it’s hard to pay attention to what’s around you.”
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian extended the offer before the game.
“I never would have thought I would get an offer from UW when I first started my journey,” he said. “It’s a humbling experience but, again, it’s like wow.”
Ajamu said Sarkisian told him to think about the offer during the game. One day later, the tight end is still weighing his options.
“All my family has been telling me to make a pros and cons chart,” he said. “Just write them all down and see which one wins.”
With his combination of size and athleticism, Ajamu said people have made the comparison between the Shelton standout and Seferian-Jenkins. Living up to the legacy the sophomore is setting is something Ajamu embraces.
“I think I could do it,” he said. “I’ve got a big decision to make.”