August 5, 2010

Ifedi likes what he sees at Texas A&M

Houston Westside offensive guard Germain Ifedi is looking forward to the start of August practices next week. After serving as a backup last year, the 6-foot, 5-inch, 304-lb. Ifedi is seeking to be able to make his mark on the field this year and live up to the immense potential that he has displayed in limited stretches during his brief career. In fact, Ifedi is already being recruited by some schools, one of them being Texas A&M. Ifedi visited A&M during the summer for A&M's one day lineman's camp and it was first chance to actually tour a college campus.

"I was supposed to go to A&M's camp on July 11," he said, "but I don't think that they needed me to go after I went to two a days and part of the lineman's camp. I enjoyed it though. Everything was great. The coaches and the overall environment were pretty much the best thing there."

Ifedi spent most of his time at the camp with A&M offensive line coach Jim Turner.

"He just gave me the general information on the school," said Ifedi. "He was asking me if I loved this place or what. I liked the academics too. The football program works so hard to keep you on track."

Could Ifedi see himself being coached by Turner?

"Yeah," he replied. "He really seems to know his stuff."

Ifedi said that he currently has verbal offers from Memphis and Tulsa. He would like to go see some more schools in the fall.

"TCU, Texas A&M, and maybe Alabama," he said. "Those aren't exactly my top schools though. I like Alabama, Arizona, Memphis, TCU, and A&M. I haven't seen too many campuses yet though."

Ifedi is good friends with Joseph Okafor, a massive offensive lineman from Houston Westbury who took in A&M's lineman camp with Ifedi. The two served as a distraction during the state 7 on 7 tournament in College Station which was held the same day as the lineman's camp, with many observers turning their eyes from the games to come up and ask them who they were. Both enjoyed the attention and would like to play together at the same school. However, Westside and Westbury face off against each other in their first district game of the 2010 season and the two of them are already talking about the matchup.

"We talk about it some," said ifedi. "We don't face off against each other but it's a rivalry for us anyway."

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