St. John Vianney High School (NJ) running back Chris Chukwuneke has officially committed to play for Villanova this afternoon. He announced the commitment on Twitter, becoming the second recruit of the 2017 class.
\\\/// pic.twitter.com/G7Y4IR2Xqi— FARGO (@_ChrisChuk1) June 16, 2016
He joins quarterback Kyle McCloskey in the recruiting class, and it appears that his future teammate is pretty pleased with the decision.
A group of wildcats is called a destruction, welcome to the family!!— Kyle McCloskey (@_McCloskey11_) June 16, 2016
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A fast and elusive running back will be a great addition to the Wildcats offense, which has thus-far benefitted the most from early commitments. Chukwuneke is a rising senior at St. John-Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ. He has been tearing through NJ Shore Conference defenses like a wrecking ball. His highlights show him cutting through traffic with the ball at high speed, finding the open field and the endzone, on play after play.
He received a scholarship offer from Villanova on May 22nd, and made the call to commit today.
He's fast, reportedly carrying a 4.45 time in the 40-yard dash and was a sprinter, long-jump and triple-jumper for the track team as well.
The major recruiting services aren't rating Chukwuneke, though he wasn't short of interest. The 5'11" and 180-pound tailback had at least eight offers, being pursued by a number of Villanova's CAA Football rivals -- Delaware, Maine, Albany and New Hampshire, for example. He's also been on the radar of FBS schools like Syracuse, Boston College, Connecticut, and Michigan -- though 247Sports doesn't report any offers from those schools yet.