- Mason Kelley, Reporter, Recruiting Nation
At the start of his junior season, David Ajamu watched as other athletes received scholarship offers.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) wondered what it would be like to join them. But, at the time, he didn’t think it would happen.
“I was thinking to myself, ‘I’m not going to get anything,’ ” Ajamu said. “I didn’t think I was going to play college football.”
Now, as he prepares for his senior season, Ajamu is weighing scholarship offers from Oregon State, Nevada and Wyoming.
“Getting all this exposure, I wasn’t really expecting it,” he said. “It’s nice. It’s like a dream come true.”
Wyoming, which spends a lot of time recruiting in Washington, was the first program to offer Ajamu. Cowboys assistant coach Pete Kaligis asked the tight end to e-mail his highlight video. When Ajamu received a response a few minutes later, the opportunity to play college football became a reality.
“Maybe it could happen,” Ajamu thought at the time. “It just took off from there. It means a lot. It means a lot to my family, knowing I can go somewhere and continue playing a sport that I’ve loved since I was little and get an education.”
Ajamu is currently leaning toward Oregon State but, after working with Nevada quarterback commit Isaac Dotson (Newport, Wash./Newport) this summer, he is also tempted by the Wolfpack.
“I’m just bouncing around right now,” he said. “OSU is at the top, though.”
At the start of his junior season, David Ajamu watched as other athletes received scholarship offers.The 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end (Shelton, Wash.