WVU’s Next Big Thing

Morgantown, West Virginia – Recent West Virginia commit Joseph Udoh caught his first football six months ago and is now on his way to becoming a football player for the Mountaineers.  Originally from Nigeria, Udoh, who is a legit 6’9, now lives in Nitro, West Virginia.

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!

Check out Udoh’s high school film below.  You’ll notice that although he is still very raw, he can certainly catch the ball and he can run!