At the start of his junior season, David Ajamu watched as other athletes received scholarship offers.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) wondered what it would be like to join them. But, at the time, he didn’t think it would happen.
“I was thinking to myself, ‘I’m not going to get anything,’ ” Ajamu said. “I didn’t think I was going to play college football.”
Now, as he prepares for his senior season, Ajamu is weighing scholarship offers from Oregon State, Nevada and Wyoming.
“Getting all this exposure, I wasn’t really expecting it,” he said. “It’s nice. It’s like a dream come true.”
Wyoming, which spends a lot of time recruiting in Washington, was the first program to offer Ajamu. Cowboys assistant coach Pete Kaligis asked the tight end to e-mail his highlight video. When Ajamu received a response a few minutes later, the opportunity to play college football became a reality.
“Maybe it could happen,” Ajamu thought at the time. “It just took off from there. It means a lot. It means a lot to my family, knowing I can go somewhere and continue playing a sport that I’ve loved since I was little and get an education.”
Ajamu is currently leaning toward Oregon State but, after working with Nevada quarterback commit Isaac Dotson (Newport, Wash./Newport) this summer, he is also tempted by the Wolfpack.
“I’m just bouncing around right now,” he said. “OSU is at the top, though.”