Sunday, January 27, 2013
25 days, 25 names: David Ajamu
By Mason Kelley
During an unofficial visit to Washington in early November, David Ajamu (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) took some time to think about his future.
The 6-foot-5, 231-pound tight end had landed an offer from the Huskies prior to the program’s 34-15 win over Utah.
The senior, who was committed to Oregon State at the time, tried to pay attention to Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He wanted to pick up pointers that would help him prepare to play in the next level.
But Ajamu spent most of the game picturing his future in a Washington uniform. He called the offer a “humbling experience” and, after taking some time to weigh his options, he eventually flipped to the Huskies.
“I just thought it over and decided it would be best for me to go to Washington,” Ajamu said. “I’ve been thinking about it all week. I just kind sat down today and looked at all that I had thought about and UW was the winner.”
The three-star tight end is looking forward to spending next season as Seferian-Jenkins’ understudy. He knows he has a unique opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s best.
“Austin Seferian-Jenkins has done very well,” Ajamu said when he committed to the Huskies. “He’s a big part of the offense and that’s what I want to do. I want to be a big part of the offense. Being able to play with Seferian-Jenkins and be his understudy, learn what he’s learning, and just be able to follow in his footsteps.”