Ikoku Eyes a College Scholarship


Alexander Ikoku is relatively new to the game of football. He’s only played three years, but what the senior from Northview lacks in experience, he more than makes up with effort.

Standing 6’3″, Ikoku has worked tirelessly this offseason to put on what he described as “good weight.” He jumped from weighing 209 to 230 pounds in just a few short months. That’s some major gains and the product of hard work. He has the body frame to continue to put on weight, and you could easily see him growing to be over 260 pounds.

Ikoku’s expectations for this season are simple. “I’m determined to get my name out into the mix of recruited athletes.” He continued, “I also intend on making some noise in my area (region).”

Ikoku currently has no offers but told us, “Dartmouth, Citadel, Wofford, Jacksonville State, and Georgia State have kept in touch regularly.”

Colleges have told Ikoku that with more game film an offer should come very soon.

He has no planned visits, so far, and told us he is currently waiting to take official visits. He did mention that he might set up unofficials with Northern Illinois and Georgia Southern.

One point of emphasis for Ikoku is understanding his weaknesses, and he was not short to explain how he can improve.

“It’s all about speed. I already feel like my hands are an advantage but if I can get these legs moving at an even faster rate than what they are now I can see myself potentially become a great defense end/linebacker in a great conference.”

Ikoku has a 3.2 GPA and 1700 on the three-part SAT’s, making him NCAA eligible.


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