Emeka Megwa, a talented 2022 four-star athlete prospect from Keller (Texas) Timber Creek in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is set to announce his college commitment at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday live on CBS Sports HQ. Megwa has reported almost 40 offers from across the country during the course of his recruitment.
The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Megwa as a four-star recruit who is ranked in the top 325 overall in the country’s 2022 recruiting class. He is also ranked No. 21 nationally among athlete prospects, as well as No. 47 overall regardless of position in the state of Texas for this cycle.
Megwa took an official visit this past weekend to Washington. As of early Wednesday evening, the Huskies have claimed the lone 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction for Megwa. That pick came Wednesday afternoon from Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports director of football recruiting.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Megwa has been recruited more often than not as a running back, but also projects particularly well to linebacker. A couple of weeks prior to his Washington trip, Megwa took an official visit earlier this month to Notre Dame.
In addition to the Huskies and Irish, Megwa has reported offers from schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC, among plenty of other programs. Here is the 247Sports scouting report on Megwa:
Stoutly built athlete with height that’s great for a running back and requisite for linebacker. Possesses virtually college-ready size at either position. Playing experience has come at running back and occasional snaps at receiver.
Somewhat upright runner who knows to lower his pad level to take on contact. Size and strength foster yards after contact and run-finishing ability. Displays above average in-the-hole agility, especially relative to size, and flashes some open-field lateral subtlety to reduce defenders’ chances at clean shots.
Capable pass catcher who has run routes from the slot and will continue to improve as he decreases body-catching tendency. Average production with a yards per carry average that does not stack up to other P5-caliber backs.
However, offense-exclusive experience and physical tools suggest higher ceiling as a linebacker projection, based on recent NFL Draft results. Regardless of long-term position, must improve explosion and top-end speed. Ran track early in high school career, but data is limited (11.93 100 as a freshman).
High-floor prospect who can fill proverbial “big back” role and provide high-volume duty if needed. Overall profile as a linebacker projection is strong. P5-caliber prospect who owns the physical tools to become a reliable starter on either side of the ball at the next level.
Megwa played the first three years of his high school career at Fort Worth (Texas) Nolan Catholic before moving this offseason to Timber Creek, which happens to be about 20 miles north of Nolan in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller. Megwa will go from playing in Division I of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools to facing Class 6A competition in the public school ranks.
As a junior in 2020, Megwa ran for 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on about 5 1/2 yards per carry. He also caught 13 passes for 113 yards and two more scores to account for 843 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns in nine games.
new source: 247sports