By Otis Kirk
Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College offensive tackle Chibueze Nwanna was one of four offensive linemen taking an official visit at Arkansas this weekend.
Nwanna, 6-8, 320, was one of two uncommitted junior college offensive tackles visiting. Afterward, he talked about how it went.
“I had a nice visit here,” Nwanna said. “The people were nice. I feel like family here. So I will go home discuss it with my dad and see where it all leads out.”
Nwanna is a midterm transfer. Who are the other schools you are considering?
“Just here and Maryland,” Nwanna said. “I’m basically looking for a school that I can go at, play at and be an improvement at. Because I have two more years I’m going to a school that I can basically be an improvement at and start.”
Arkansas is recruiting him to play left tackle. If you had to pick one highlight of the trip what would it be?
“I would probably say the basketball game and the time we went last night to have dinner at the [Jones Center],” Nwanna said.
Dustin Fry is his lead recruiter and attended his bowl game last weekend when Lackawanna beat Arizona Western 17-10 in the El Toro Bowl. How is your relationship with Fry and Coach Chad Morris?
“It’s definitely a great relationship,” Nwanna said. “I talk to them almost like four times a week. Whether it’s just saying hello or discussing like how I’m doing during practice during the week when I was playing at school. I think our relationship is very strong.”
It’s no secret Arkansas is trying to improve its offensive line and Morris would like to sign a couple of older players there. How much do you feel needed at Arkansas?
“I feel very needed,” Nwanna said. “I feel I could come in and make an improvement and get better. I still have a lot of stuff to work on, but I could come in and make improvement, help the team and the team help me. There’s a lot of stuff I don’t know that they can help me also.”
Nwanna is No. 60 in this tweet by Andrew Vest (73), Dylan Rathcke (75) and Myron Cunningham (71).
Nwanna and Lackawanna was a perfect 11-0 on the season. He played his high school football at Hyattsville (Md.) Northwestern.