Sunday, January 13, 2013
Visit seems like 'dream' for UW commit
By Mason Kelley
When David Ajamu (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) weighed his college options, one of the things that swayed him toward Washington was the opportunity to be mentored by tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
So when Ajamu learned his host during his official visit would be the player whose success helped push the prospect toward the Huskies, the 6-foot-5, 231-pound tight end made sure he got as much as he could out of his visit to Seattle this weekend.
“He just told me what I needed to do to be great, and what I need to do to follow what he’s doing,” Ajamu said. “He said everything is a business and you’ve got to treat it as such.”
The experience has Ajamu excited to begin his college career with Washington. He is ready to become Seferian-Jenkins’ understudy.
“It’s very motivating, knowing that, if you do the right things, you can become what he’s become,” Ajamu said.
In addition to spending time with Seferian-Jenkins, Ajamu was able to meet more of the players on the team while also getting to know the other prospects taking official visits.
“We toured the school,” he said. “We toured the brand new dorms. I had some coaches meetings. We went over some film a little bit, hung out with the recruits over there, had some down time with our hosts. It was good, informative. I learned a lot. I got to hang out with the big stars over there.”
The weekend went by fast for Ajamu and, now that it is over, he is still trying to process the experience.