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Up Close: Ebele Okakpu, Part I

Up Close: Ebele Okakpu, Part I

ROSWELL, Ga. --- Just as the Evaluation Period was drawing to a close, Ebele Okakpu decided to attend Scout.com's inaugural Elite Camp held in Atlanta on a whim. He didn't know it at the time, but that decision would end up being the turning point in his recruitment.

Practice Photo Gallery "At first, I wasn't really thinking about going," said Okakpu of the late May event. "But a lot of my friends were going and they talked me into going, so I did." Okakpu, a 6-foot-1 200-pounder from Roswell (Ga.), ended up being one of the more impressive linebackers in attendance, garnering the attention of North Carolina linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen, who watched from...

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