Hailing from the same school as Michael Floyd, and playing the same position…
James Onwualu WR
6’2″ 205——————–Shuttle 4.3
4.2 GPA———————40yrd 4.5
St. Paul, Minnesota———-Vertical 34 inches
ESPNU —- 4 star #39 Position #36 Regional #1 State
Rivals 4 star #21 WR #1 State
Scout 4 star #39 WR
247Sports 3star #1 MN #54 WR
Recruited by: Chuck Martin
Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin
“I’ve never lifted a weight in my life and I’m still 215,” said Onwualu, perhaps giving himself a few extra pounds.
Can’t wait until Longo gets him to start lifting.
This kid can play now. At about 6’2” 205 he can step out there and compete with the big boys. He reminds me of Tate with his nose for the end zone, and of Floyd with the way he uses his size. If he continues to work as hard as has supposedly been, he could be a great one. I read that he can jump out of a 4 foot deep pool 80 times. Apparently that is very impressive, although I must say other than youtube videos I don’t know too much about jumping out of pools. I know that not a lot of people have the explosiveness to do it, let alone a junior in high school. Big enough to use his size, quick enough to escape, strong enough to break tackles. So, at best we get a cross between Floyd and Tate that strikes fear into the heart’s of opponents for years. Onwualu and Floyd’s skills completely similar, Floyd was a vertical threat. Onwualu has been clocked at 29 mph when sprinting is more likely to score turning a short-yardage catch into a big gainer. As much as I have seen and the way people are gushing about his strength I’m shocked this kid is only a 3 star. **Update** Was awarded 4th stars in 3 recruiting services.
“Each time I visited Notre Dame, the pull became stronger,” Onwualu told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “When I visited other schools, I kept comparing them to Notre Dame.” Sounds like we got another one I am going to estimate we keep. 93%.