On a field with more than 150 FBS-level football football recruits, offensive lineman Chuma Edoga stole the show at the Atlanta Nike football recruit camp. Out of Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern, the 6'3, 277-pound Edoga turned in an incredible 4.86 40-yard dash, and other impressive testing numbers as well. But he wasn't just a workout warrior -- he also dominated during 1-on-1s, showing very quick feet and a mean streak. For his efforts, he earned an invite to The Opening (the premiere football recruiting summer showcase, hosted at Nike's headquarters).
"It's good, and the competition is getting better," Edoga said of the experience. "It helps me foster my skills and is a good, fun opportunity."
Edoga has offers from all across the country.
"I narrowed it down to a top four of Tennessee, USC, UGA and Stanford," Edoga said of his recruiting while wearing an Auburn visor. "Auburn is sort of a dark horse," he added when asked about the Tigers.
Born in Virginia but raised in Georgia, he rooted for the Bulldogs coming up. Despite that, his leader, ever so slightly, is the Tennessee Volunteers.
"Right now Tennessee has a slight edge," Edoga said. "They are recruiting me the hardest and I have a good relationship with their coaches."
His mom is not yet sold on Tennessee. But Edoga plans to visit Knoxville with her for Tennessee's spring game.
"You have to win over my mom," Edoga said. "And of course I need good academics. I want to major in aeronautics engineering. UGA doesn't have it, but their program builds to it. All the other schools do offer it"
"She likes Stanford," Edoga said of his mother's choice. "We have a lot of family in California and they have great academics."
Edoga will have a chance to see Stanford, along with USC, during the first week of April when he takes a recruiting trip to the West Coast.
Given that his recruitment is at an advanced stage, Edoga has tentative plans to commit on May 25, his birthday.