Surgery on Dec. 29 for Ekanem

Clifton (Va.) Centreville linebacker Ken Ekanem's diagnosis on his injured knee has put recruiting on the back burner. The four-star prospect will begin taking official visits in January instead of this weekend, as previously planned.

Ekanem suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a playoff game. Surgery is scheduled for Dec. 29.

He is primarily considering North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon and Virginia Tech. He'll likely take his official visit Jan. 27 to South Bend.