NCF On The Trail: yannick ngakoue

Three-star LB Ngakoue 'really torn' 

February, 4, 2013
Yannick Ngakoue's media silence was not an accident.

Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster

LB Yannick Ngakoue breaks down top four 

November, 28, 2012
Yannick Ngakoue isn't sure how many tackles he registered this season. Probably a lot.

No matter. It's another couple of statistics that most stand out. In 10 games for Washington (D.C.) Friendship, the linebacker has 21 sacks and three scores off of fumble recoveries.

Need big plays? Ngakoue can deliver.

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Maryland loses commitment of RB Veii 

November, 6, 2012
Jacquille Veii is no longer a Maryland commitment.

The running back from Rockville (Md.) Avalon announced his decision on his Facebook page Monday evening.

"During God's plan thought life , things that can't be explained often happen and theres reasons for all of these things," Veii wrote, "but how you deal with them is how you learn and build on them...with that said I'm de-committed from the university of Maryland and re-opening my recruitment."

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Ngakoue no longer committed to Terps 

September, 24, 2012
Yannick Ngakoue is no longer committed to Maryland.

The three-star linebacker from Washington (D.C.) Friendship didn't offer a reason as to why he de-committed. He had been committed to the Terrapins since June.

“I'm considering WVU (West Virginia), Miami, Maryland, Tennessee and South Carolina,” Ngakoue stated in a Facebook message to ESPN.

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The Terps have secured commitments from three Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) prospects, according to multiple sources. Offensive tackle Derwin Gray and linebackers Yannick Ngakoue and Cavon Walker are all set to play together at the next level for Maryland.

Gray, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound four-star, was also offered by Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Washington and West Virginia.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Ngakoue selected the Terps over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, UConn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Miami-FL, Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Washington and West Virginia.

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Ngakoue to visit Vandy and Vols 

April, 15, 2012
It took a couple of months but Yannick Ngakoue is headed south to check out two of his suitors.

The linebacker from Washington (D.C.) Friendship will visit Vanderbilt and Tennessee this week.

“It's going to be great to visit two SEC schools on the rise,” Ngakoue said of the upcoming trip. “It's great that they want me to be a part of their wonderful programs.”

Ngakoue has well over 20 scholarship offers. He received offers from the Vols and Vandy earlier this year.

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