Boise State added some locally-grown talent to their offensive line on Thursday evening when 6-foot-6, 284 lb Boise High School product John Ojukwu pledged his talents to The Blue.
I got in touch with Ojukwu last night to pick his brain on his big decision.
“I feel great knowing that I’m (going to continue playing) football in college and especially for Boise State” he said.
Ojukwu was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia for nine years then moved to Nigeria for a year before settling in Boise. Only having to move a couple streets away “makes the transition into college a lot easier,” he said.
“I love Boise and even though I’m only moving three miles away, I know it will still be a new experience.”
— John Ojukwu (@ojukwu1john) October 15, 2016
Ojukwu has watched Boise State football since he was a kid, “I love the program and also that they are as successful as they are, (it’s) great.”
The Broncos newest commit says he has been in communication with both Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin and Offensive Line Coach Scott Huff and “can’t wait ’til I’m able to be coached by both. I feel that when I’m at BSU and I put in the work, Coach Huff’s coaching will make it so I’m the best athlete I can be.”
Ojukwu says last year he watched Rees Odhiambo a lot. “I try to learn from everyone I watch or who teaches me and the littlest details make a huge difference.” The local-product is one of the taller offensive line recruits that he has seen and says that he moves really well for his size.
When Ojukwu gets on campus he says his main focus will be to keep his grades up in the classroom and “work as hard as I can and put 100% effort into everything I do (on the football field).”
John Ojukwu Rapid Fire
Favorite NFL Team: “I like watching any NFL team.”
Favorite Food: “Any type of chicken.”
Favorite Pastime: “Eating great food.”