May 19, 2009

Ndulue a fast riser in Texas

In recent years Oklahoma's success with identifying and developing formerly unknown high school defensive ends like Auston English, Jeremy Beal, and Frank Alexander has been a continuing storyline. With the numbers continuing to grow it might no longer be correct to call it simply good fortune but rather credit should be given to the keen eyes of defensive line coaches Jackie Shipp and Chris Wilson.

In the case of Dallas Jesuit defensive end Chuka Ndulue the Sooners are hoping they've found the next and both parties are hoping the Sooners, along with many other schools, have it right about the 6-foot-3, 240-pound pass-rusher.

Ndulue says the entire recruiting process started a little over a week ago for him and it's something he is adjusting to after being somewhat overlooked until recently following an injury plagued junior season.

"It has been really surprising, I'm shocked mostly," Ndulue said. "Me and my position coach never knew all our hard work during this season and our off-season would pay off this spring. It's been a battle to get back.

"I had two ankle sprains, one in the pre-season, and one at the midpoint."

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