We have stated it again and again. Some of these showcase camps are perfect times for off the radar kids to become a blip on the recruiting watch. And several athletes did that at the Northwest Elite Football Camp Friday at Mercer Island. In our review of those athletes we begin with a small school kid named David Ajamu. The Shelton High School Junior really blew up this weekend at the camps hitting the NWEFC and the Nike NFTC Camp at Oregon.
Ajamu is over 6'4" and 238 pounds. He came in a lean and mean athlete and ran with a talented group of tight ends both days. One Friday he stole the show showcasing the full array of skills at the position and he won the Camp MVP for the TE squad. He was selected for that honor over several All State kids who looked great as well. Ajamu simply looked better and was selected by College Coaches for the honor.
We tracked him Saturday at the SPARQ Event and on Sunday as well and while at Oregon he also stood out as a top Tight End. While he did not win the overall MVP he was for sure a premier athlete at the end of the Day.
David has an offer from Wyoming which apparently came in a while ago unsolicited.
"They saw my film and wanted me I guess," said David who is just starting to realize his weekend showing could give off some real tangible results.
Last season he caught 70 passes for 1500 yards but somehow was missed by major media types. Well those days are over now.
"Being from a small town like Shelton it is a given your not going to get that much attention," he added. "This weekend was amazing and I just am so grateful for the opportunity."
He has great hands, great feet, and is a physical specimen. Any college would be lucky to have this young man who is wide and lean and clearly can he 250-260 and not loose a step.
How would he assess his big weekend?
"Welll i think i did well at all of the camps. I feel i could have gotten faster times in the forty and shuttle, but i think for my first combine a 92 SPARQ was good. At the Northwest Elite Camp I feel I showed a lot of the coaches what I had to offer also showing them I was very coachable and that I caught on quick. Then to top it of at the Nike Training Camp I feel I did the best on one on ones. And practicing for the SPARQ drills gave me a big advantage but I still learned a lot from all of the camps and it was one of the best experiences of my life to work with top coaches and improve my game."
Football Super Weekend came an went and David Ajamu was one guy we will be covering all year. It is safe to say there may not be a better Tight End prospect then him in the NW and he is coming at this with such humility it is hard to imagine a more recruitable kid.