June 1, 2010
Westside lineman gains Aggies interest
With Texas A&M's first summer camp approaching, there is a long list of prospects scheduled to attend the one-day event, including a growing number of 2012 athletes. Westside offensive lineman Germain Ifedi is just one of these junior-to-be's planning to make the trip to College Station next Sunday to show off in front of the A&M coaching staff.
This 6-foot-5, 315-pound athlete is the brother of Memphis defensive end Martin Ifedi, who will be entering his freshmen year with the Tigers this fall. Germain has received a great deal of attention early in the recruiting process, but it's hasn't been too overwhelming for the underclassmen thanks to the advice of his older brother.
"He has pretty much told me everything to expect," Ifedi said of his brother, Martin. "He said to just talk to all the schools. He said don't make it seem like your too interested in any one school more then the others. He just told me to give everyone a look and to take my time."
Despite never playing a varsity down, Ifedi has gained the interest of the Texas A&M, Arizona, Tulsa and Memphis.
"I played first team all spring at left guard," Ifedi said. "My goal is to just dominate every player I go up against. I would say by biggest strength is pass blocking but I can't really tell how solid I am until I go up against a solid 4-3 in a game. I just need to keep on working on all my game because it can all improve at this point."
Ifedi was invited to A&M's camp on June 6th by his area recruiter, offensive line coach Jim Turner, and plans to attend some other one-day camps this summer, but hasn't scheduled them yet.
"I am going to the A&M camp in June and the UofH one," Ifedi said. "I haven't really gone into all the camp information yet. I know I am going to go to more but I was planning on looking over all that stuff sometime this next week."
Despite being born and raised in Houston, Ifedi grew up as a fans of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the TCU Horn Frogs, but says it does not play a role in his future decision.
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