Amadi grabbing early attention
Ugo Amadi
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Chad Simmons


Overton High School hasn't produced too many top prospects over the years, but they have one in the 2015 class. His name is Ugo Amadi...

Northwestern offered Ugo Amadi Wednesday night when head coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke with the talented junior over the phone.

That offer came as no surprise to Amadi.

"Northwestern had been showing a lot of interest in me before offering me a full scholarship," said Amadi. "They are off to a great start this season and they provide a great education. It doesn't get any better than that."

Duke, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Tulsa, and Western Kentucky have also offered the 5-foot-11, 180 pound cornerback out of Nashville (Tenn.) Overton.

He recently visited UK for the Wildcats game against Alabama. "It was a tough game for Kentucky because Alabama is so good, but it is a nice place. I really watched their defensive backs and they need some help at that position. I think I would have the opportunity to play as a freshman there."

The only other school the three-star corner has visited this fall is Tennessee. He saw the Vols battle Georgia into overtime.

"It was really a great atmosphere there at UT," said Amadi. "It was my first game there and it was so loud. There were so many people there and it was great. It was a very exciting game."

Amadi plans to visit Ole Miss this weekend and he will give the Rebels a look.

For now, all schools are "equal" for Amadi. He is just taking the offers in, looking at the schools that offer him, and he is not rushing through the recruiting process.

He is still focused on his season and just improving his game through the In Full Motion program.

"I can get better in every area, but I think schools like my explosive hips, how I get out of my breaks, and just how I react to the ball."

Amadi is the No. 41 corner in the 2015 class on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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