Sunday, January 27, 2013
Aztecs secure sleeper defensive back
San Diego State, which possesses one of the top non-BCS classes for 2013, has added another high three-star prospect. Defensive back Charles Okonkwo (Fontana, Calif./Summit), the No. 25-rated safety according to ESPN, picked the Aztecs Sunday night, multiple sources report.
The 6-foot-1, 171-pound senior also received scholarship offers from Army, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada (Nov. 30th official visit), New Mexico (Jan. 18th official visit), New Mexico State and Utah State. Oklahoma State and Oregon State expressed interest.
ESPN describes Okonkwo as, "an athletic defensive back who plays zone and man coverage effectively; also demonstrates the willingness to come up and support against the run... His toughness and playing speed allow him to make momentum changing plays."