Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia freshman wide receiver Joseph Udoh caught his first football nine months ago and is now a preferred walk on player for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Originally from Nigeria, Udoh, who is a legit 6’9, lived in Nitro, West Virginia for a year before moving to Morgantown.
Make no mistake about it, though, Udoh is a project in every sense of the word. He’s raw but he’s physically superior. He’s so naturally gifted that Neal Brown and staff decided he was worth taking a shot on, and this could end up paying off in a big way for the Mountaineers.
It isn’t just his incredible height that makes him exceptional, he also has a 4.5 GPA, is considered a genius, and is an absolute freak of nature as an athlete.
Although football is a brand new game to him and he’s still learning the rules, he has an “absolutely ridiculous work ethic”, according to his wide receiver’s coach at Nitro High School.
“Even though he just picked up the sport a few months ago, I think he’s the next great thing. He’s already an extremely skilled wide receiver and I’ve clocked him at 4.64 in the 40,” said Nitro wide receiver coach Bryce Slater.
Despite his incredible athletic ability, Udoh flew under the radar – landing only one scholarship from the University of Charleston – and West Virginia is very lucky to land him as a preferred walk on. With that said, Udoh’s his grade point average combined with him living in state would likely mean that his education will be paid with an academic scholarship.
6’9 wide receivers with freakish athletic abilities and an incredible work ethic do not come around often, and Neal Brown was very smart to take a chance on a player that could end up being an absolutely stud for the Mountaineers!
Although he is only a freshman, if West Virginia needs a touchdown near the end zone, don’t be surprised this season to see Neal Brown call Udoh’s number!