Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Big week for ESPN 300 WR Iheanacho
By Damon Sayles
Remember when ESPN 300 wide receiver Frank Iheanacho (Houston/Westside) thought his future was on the basketball court?
That was during the summer. Fast forward a few months, and Iheanacho is now preparing for in-home visits from three SEC programs this week. Iheanacho, No. 89 in the ESPN 300, will host Arkansas on Tuesday, LSU on Wednesday and Texas A&M on Thursday. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound receiver, a U.S. Army All-American, will announce where he’ll take his talents at the game on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.
To conclude his week, Iheanacho will take an official visit to TCU on Friday, his second official visit overall. His first official visit came the weekend of Nov. 22, when LSU hosted Texas A&M.
Not a bad itinerary for someone whose biggest college offer months ago was to play basketball at New Orleans. Iheanacho now has 15 football offers -- seven of those coming from SEC programs.
“I always wished upon it. I dreamt at first, and I hope it continues to be like a dream,” Iheanacho said about his rocketing success in college football recruiting. “For it to actually happen, I can’t say I knew it would, but I know it’s happening at the right time. I never thought it would be like this, but I’m excited about it, and I can definitely handle it.”
Iheanacho’s home visits start with Arkansas, as running backs coach Joel Thomas is scheduled to meet with him on Tuesday. Iheanacho said LSU will bring head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Wednesday, and Texas A&M will bring head coach Kevin Sumlin and running backs coach Clarence McKinney on Thursday.
Additionally, Oregon was in town visiting Iheanacho on Monday. While the Ducks haven’t offered, Iheanacho said they are keeping a strong eye on him.
“They let me know they’re interested in me,” Iheanacho said. “Right now, the recruiting process is just going a little slow, but they said they’re interested.”
Iheanacho picked up offers most recently from Missouri and Washington State. He said he’s unsure if he will take his remaining three official visits, but he did say that he’d like to check out Ole Miss and Florida State if time permitted.