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Michigan Football Recruiting: Iowa State offers Vic Enwere


2014 three-star Sugar Land, Texas running back Vic Enwere is a highly-recruited prospect with offers from schools such as the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans, and he received a quality Big 12 offer yesterday from Paul Rhoads and the Iowa State Cyclones. Enwere is reportedly high on the Colorado Buffaloes, Houston Cougars, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Rice Owls, Utah Utes, Michigan, and Michigan State. He is also reportedly interested in another major Big Ten program in the Wisconsin Badgers, but they have not offered Enwere yet.

Other offers for the three-star RB come from the Missouri Tigers, Duke Blue Devils, SMU Mustangs, and Virginia Cavaliers. Enwere is also being recruited by one of the best running backs coaches in the nation in Gary Campbell of the Oregon Ducks, and the Ducks are a program that are always slow to offer, even under new head coach Mark Helfrich. I wonder if Oregon could change things with an offer for Enwere, and they certainly do have a track record of successfully recruiting and developing talented running backs. At this point, though, the team that has the best chance of becoming Enwere’s next offer is Wisconsin.

A standout at the Nike SPARQ Combine in Houston, Texas, Enwere finished with the highest SPARQ score of all the participants, and that is certainly a high honor. It’s also why Enwere has seen his recruitment blow up, and it will be interesting to see when Enwere schedules his next unofficial visits. He’s mostly been doing his traveling inside the state of Texas, as he was an attendee at SMU’s junior day and had his last visit in early April to check out the TCU Horned Frogs.

The touted 6’2″, 209 pound, three-star RB has sub-4.5 speed, and he is ranked by the 247Composite as one of the top 120 recruits in the state of Texas, as well as the 68th-best running back in the country. Nationally, the 247Composite views Vic Enwere as one of the top 900 prospects, and he is simply an athletic freak with his 40-inch vertical jump, speed, and impressive strength.

Michigan and Michigan State remain the biggest offers to this point in Enwere’s recruitment, and I am sure his production last season as a star for Fort Bend Austin was also a large reason for both of those prestigious Big Ten programs extending offers to Enwere. One of the top backs in the talent-rich state of Texas, he rushed for over 1,500 yards on 210 carries last season with 16 rushing touchdowns and 140 receiving yards also to his credit.




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  • http://twitter.com/GBMWolverine GBMWolverine

    How is this Michigan Football Recruiting as the headline? Why not Iowa State Recruiting … oh that’s right because nobody would click on it that way. Why not use like every other recruiting service used for this and say Iowa State?

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      This is because he holds an offer from Michigan, reportedly likes Michigan’s program, and, yes, Michigan is a big program. If you believe that this is something we should stop doing on the site in order to notify fans of programs of a recruit their school is targeting and news on them, then I am fine with stopping this. I just thought it was helpful for some Michigan fans who would like to know whether or not another school offered a recruit like Enwere.