National Signing Day 2014: Linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba signs with Terps

February 5, 2014

VITALS

Name: Nnamdi Egbuaba.

Position: Linebacker.

High school: St. Frances Academy.

Height, weight: 6 feet 1, 215 pounds.

Rank: Three stars (247sports and ESPN.com).

SCOUTING REPORT

>> A recent immigrant to the United States, Egbuaba committed to Maryland after only 14 months of high school football experience, which speaks plenty to his high ceiling and quick-learning abilities. He worked himself onto the first string at St. Frances and finished with 19 sacks this season, according to his coach Messay Hailemariam, himself a Maryland walk-on in the early 1990s.

“He came to this country with an opportunity, no idea when it would come to fruition, hoping to make himself a relevant person in terms of football,” Hailemariam said. “From the first day he set foot in the country, he’s been nothing but a model.”

>> Former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington has served as a mentor.

>> According to 247sports, Egbuaba also had interest from Virginia and Connecticut. He took an official visit with fellow Nigerian Daniel Ezeagwu, a cornerback from Colonial Forge, and the two committed within hours of each other.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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