Sunday, January 20, 2013
Butler CC's Ufomba Kamalu decides
By Jeremy Crabtree
The coaches at Butler Community College said once schools figured out that defensive lineman Ufomba Kamalu could be recruited in this year’s class, you would see his recruitment explode.
And that’s just what it did.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Kamalu first got offers from Houston (Dec. 7) and West Virginia (Dec. 14), but then Miami started to show interest. And a weekend visit to Coral Gables has him now part of Miami’s 2013 recruiting class.
Butler assistant coach Dale Vogel confirmed that Kamalu committed to the Hurricanes, and later Kamalu talked about his decision to pick Miami.
“The whole program sold me,” he said. “It also didn’t hurt that the weather was incredible. I’m excited to be part of the program. The coaches said they’re excited about me.”
Ranked the nation’s No. 79 junior college player by ESPN, Kamalu said he could play both tackle or end for Miami.
Following his juco film evaluation, ESPN described Kamalu as "a big prospect who moves around the D-line and can offer some scheme versatility ... should be able to quickly work his way into a rotation and contribute. And he still has more room to grow and better maximize his ability, which could make him a productive starter as well."
He is commitment No. 14 for UM, which currently holds the nation's 23rd best recruiting class for 2013.