Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 RB Emeka Megwa Has Blown Up, Notre Dame Has His Attention

July 16, 2019

Emeka Megwa’s recruitment has truly exploded over the last several months.

The 2022 Texas running back started as a freshman at Nolan Catholic. He picked up his first offer, from Baylor, after working out as a linebacker at a camp last summer. In a matter of months after his first high school season, the offers began rolling in.

He currently has more than 20 offers from schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Penn State among many others.

“I’m not trying to really think about it too much,” Megwa told Irish Sports Daily. “It’s just happened. I’m just going to go with it.”

The 6-foot, 210-pounder said he tries to “train every day” with Margin Hooks of Sky’s The Limit Elite Training.

“It’s mainly stuff for in-game moves,” Megwa said of his work with Hooks.

Megwa used spring practice to show college coaches he can play even lower than he did during the season.

Notre Dame hasn’t offered yet, but assistant coach Jeff Quinn did stop by Nolan Catholic to check on him during the Evaluation Period. Much of what Megwa knows about the Irish now stems from the fact that his former Nolan Catholic teammate, NaNa Osafo-Mensah, is set to start his career with Notre Dame this fall.

“NaNa goes there and he likes it, so it’s obviously a great school,” Megwa said. “He’s talking about how it’s great and stuff, so I was like, ‘Alright. I’ll have to go check it out one day.’”

Megwa doesn’t know much about Notre Dame other than that now, outside of the fact that it’s a Catholic school.

“It obviously has to be a good school and they also have to be pretty good at football too,” he said.

Megwa, who is thinking about majoring in Business, would welcome an offer from the Irish.

“That’d be great to me,” he said.

He sees Osafo-Mensah as a mentor.

“He’s a great person,” said Megwa. “He’s always in the weight room doing something. He’s always working.”

Megwa also credits Nolan Catholic head coach Dave Beaudin with always being there to support him.

“He’s great,” Megwa said. “He really is. He’s always there for me. He always wants to do everything for me. He’s always trying to help me out. If I ever need something, he’s the guy I go to.”

While his first offer was as a linebacker and there’d been some chatter about him potentially landing on defense at the next level, most schools see him at running back now. It doesn’t matter to him, though.

“I don’t really care what I play,” he said.

Megwa has taken recent visits to Alabama and Texas.

“(Alabama) was nice,” he said. “I liked it up there.

“Texas was nice. I also liked it up there too. It was great there.”

He’s looking at possibly getting to Michigan for a visit later this month.

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