Faith Ekakitie taking process slow 

December, 29, 2010
Faith Ekakitie (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest Academy) is only a junior, but several schools have offered.

"I've been home for a couple of weeks and won't be back at LFA (Lake Forest Academy) until Jan. 3," said the 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive tackle. "Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Stanford, Boston College, Eastern Michigan and Illinois State have all offered. It's funny that when Illinois offered me and they were my first offer, I told my dad and he couldn't understand why I didn't commit right away. My parents were just focused on getting my college paid for. I had to tell them I wanted to see if I would get other scholarship offers and now that I have more offers, they understand why I didn't commit right away.

"I really don't know who my favorites would be right now. I've only visited Wisconsin and Illinois. I plan on visiting Notre Dame and Illinois in January. Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue are other schools that I'm really interested in hearing from."