2020 center Ebenezer Dowuona will likely commit during the early signing period.
Right now, Dowuona has the likes of Georgia Tech, Auburn, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Ole Miss making him a major priority, while Ohio State, Florida, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and Tulane, among others, have offered.
Pittsburgh, one of his newer offers, has been in constant communication after seeing him play a few weeks prior. The Panthers are one of the few schools he named as recruiting him harder than others.
“They watched me in Alabama like three weeks ago. It was the assistant coach that came to watch me,” he said. “He called right after the game and said that he liked my motor and the passion I had for the game. He liked my game a lot.”
“Then the head coach [Jeff Capel] called me a few days after that and he offered.”
Auburn, who received an unofficial visit from the 2020 center in March, has been coming at him hard as well. They watched a lot of him this summer and are very intrigued.
“[Auburn] loves how I can move as a big. He loves how I block shots and my motor,” he said. “They said I have a good motor on the defensive and offensive end and they really love everything about me.”
His recruitment should be coming to a close before the new year. The 6-10 center doesn’t want to waste anyone’s time. He’s going to pick the best fit for him and not look back.
“I want to go on visits right now and then probably commit during November/December,” he said.
He wants to take officials in August to Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and South Florida. He’s already spoken to all three about scheduling visits, and could also schedule more.
After his visits, don’t expect him to narrow down either. He will take his full list with him to his November/December commitment.
“I thought about it but I changed my mind,” he said of narrowing down his list. “I have NC State, Cincinnati and other coaches talking to me. They are still trying to recruit me, so I didn’t want to cut my list down.”
“I wanted to stay available so I could check them out and see what they got for me. If I’m interested and that’s where I want to go, then I’ll probably commit.”
If more schools start to emerge in early September or late October, it could change his decision date but he told me that November/December commitment time was pretty firm.
“That’s the plan right now. It might change but I think I’m still going to commit in November even if schools come late,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. If I go check it out and I like it, why not? If that’s what I like then I’ll probably go there but I’ve just been planning to commit in November or December.”