Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Several schools eyeing 2014 RB Enwere
By Sam Khan Jr.
ALLEN, Texas -- Before his breakout performance at the Houston Nike Football SPARQ Combine, Sugar Land (Texas) Fort Bend Austin 2014 running back Vic Enwere was the definition of an "under-the-radar" prospect.
Having spent only one varsity season as a running back, a handful of colleges had become aware of Enwere and even offered, but more became fully aware of the 6-foot-1, 213-pound prospect after he posted the top SPARQ score (120.51) of the Houston combine on Feb. 23.
At the time, Enwere had four offers: Colorado, Rice, SMU and Utah. That number has more than doubled since, with Houston, Michigan State, North Texas, Texas State and Wake Forest jumping into the mix.
"A lot of people, after that, took a look at my tape and were really interested and jumped on me and communicated with me every day, day in and day out," Enwere said on Sunday after competing in the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp. "Things have picked up a lot for me. I'm not one of the guys that was too [well] known going into my junior year, but after that, getting my tape out and everybody seeing what I could do, things have picked up heavily."
The day before his appearance Allen's Eagle Stadium for the NFTC on Sunday, he was in Fort Worth, making unofficial visit to TCU. The Horned Frogs are showing interest in Enwere so they invited him to campus for a trip.
"It was a good experience," Enwere said. "I liked the coaches, I went to a practice and saw the facilities. I think everything's really good there. Everything's crisp and clean, they have a new stadium and things like that. They're headed in the right direction, so it was a good visit."
The Horned Frogs will continue to evaluate Enwere for now and he said his relationship with the coaches is good. Other schools that he has built strong relationships with are two from the first group of offers he received.
"SMU came in early and offered me early so I have a really good relationship with them," Enwere said. "I also have a good relationship with the Colorado coaches. That's whom I've built the closest relationships with for now. Everyone else, I'm still working toward that. Those are the ones that are really up there right now."
After his performance in Houston, he chose not to focus on the SPARQ portion of the NFTC on Sunday and instead focused on position drills to show his versatility as a running back, including his ability to run routes and catch passes out of the backfield. Seeing colleges jump on board with offers and his profile increase over the last two months is something Enwere doesn't lightly.
"It's a humbling experience because you realize that those people are putting something into you and letting you go to school for free," he said. "You don't want to disappoint those people and go out there and actually perform. It makes you want to work harder and pushes you further, so it's a good thing."