July 24, 2006

Acho and SC

Dallas Saint Marks defensive end Sam Acho has had a monopoly on ticker headlines ever since his standout performance at USC's Rising Senior Camp in June.

The three-star player has scholarship offers from across the country. While Acho has yet to name an official list of favorites schools, the Trojans are making an impression.

Acho, whose parents are originally from Nigeria, carries the native name of Onyedikachi. Translated from Igbo, the name means, "Who is like my God".

In late June, Acho made a surprise appearance at the Trojans' elite senior camp. While many recruits are recruited to perform at the camp, Acho made the trip on his own accord.

"My dad and I like the football program and the school, so we definitely wanted to get out to the camp to see if USC would be interested in recruiting me," said Acho. "The coaches ended up talking to me quite a bit, and the camp itself was a great experience.

"They do a great job of teaching at USC. I've been to several other camps and I learned a lot, but I don't think any single camp taught me as much as the USC camp did.

"A few days afterward, coach (Ken) Norton and coach (Pete) Carroll contacted me about a scholarship offer. It was basically a verbal offer then, but they said they were really impressed with the skills I showed at the camp."

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