Profile: C.J. Uzomah
Location: Suwanee, Georgia
High School: North Gwinnett
Weight: 240 pounds
Uzomah can do a lot of things on the next level. He is a very versatile athlete.
Some schools recruited him as an athlete, some as a quarterback, some as a wide receiver, and some as a hybrid. He is that versatile and that talented.
He will go to Auburn as an athlete that is perfect for him. Uzomah has a lot of athleticism and Auburn wants to use that in a lot of different ways. He will spend a lot of time on the outside running routes, catching passes, and making plays with his hands and utilizing his size against smaller defenders. He may also get to line up at quarterback some in a ‘Wildcat' package and he could be dangerous there because of his ability throw and run out of that position.
His size is a big weapon and although he is only a 4.7 guy in the 40 yard dash, that is plenty fast for a guy at 6-6/240. He is very fluid, he is someone that plays under control at all times, and he will score many touchdowns for the Tigers in the future.
Playing QB is what he did most of the time as a junior and LSU wanted him strictly to play under center for them, but he actually made a name for himself when playing wide receiver as a sophomore. He played the second half of the 2008 season there after Cordero Dixon when down with an ACL injury and he stepped in and made many big plays.
He looked comfortable there although he had not played that position too much. He knows how to go get jump balls, he times his leaps well, he has shown very soft hands, and he naturally catches the ball with his big hands.
Working on little things like, getting off press coverage, getting on the inside of defenders off the ball, and keeping his speed when breaking off his routes are things he will need to improve on, but he has the work ethic, the drive, and the attitude it takes to catch on and improve quickly.
Uzomah is not a burner and he never will be, but he is quick for his size. He will surprise some when he gets into the open field and how he can turn the corner on quick defenders. With that said, he can play with more explosiveness and that is something is working on now.
Overall, Auburn got a very versatile athlete in Uzomah. He is going to give the Tiger offense a lot of options when he gets on their campus. He is very coachable, he sees the big picture, and he will do whatever the coaches ask him to do. He will be a real weapon for AU inside the 20 yard line down the road because of his size, hands, athleticism, and ability to create mismatches.
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