Former Western Kentucky offensive lineman David Ndukwe commits to Houston Cougars football

Dec 23, 2022; Shreveport, Louisiana, USA; Houston Cougars wide receiver KeSean Carter (8) reacts with wide receiver Joseph Manjack IV (18), running back Ta’Zhawn Henry (4) and offensive linemen Cam’Ron Johnson (73) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first half against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the 2022 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Western Kentucky offensive lineman David Ndukwe commits to Houston Cougars football

The Houston Cougars football team landed an offensive lineman on Sunday afternoon. Former Western Kentucky tackle David Ndukwe committed to the Cougars.

He announced his decision via social media.

“I’m a hard worker and a great player [and] teammate,” Ndukwe told Gallery Sports on Sunday. “Expect great things from me in the rest of my college career being a Coog.”

Ndukwe (pronounced en-dook-way) has three years of eligibility remaining. He played in seven games during the 2020 season mainly on the Hilltoppers’ special teams blocking units, according to the school’s website.

Because the NCAA granted an additional year of eligibility to all fall-sport athletes due to COVID-19, the 2020 season did not count against Ndukwe.

He appeared in six games for Western Kentucky in 2021 as a freshman. Most of his appearances were once again on special teams.

The 6-foot-6-inch lineman appeared in just one game during the 2022 season. Because he appeared in only one game, he could count last year as a redshirt, so he still has three years of eligibility remaining.

Ndukwe had his official visit with UH on April 28.

The Houston Cougars joining the Big 12 played a factor in his decision, Ndukwe said. He had good conversations with head coach Dana Holgorsen and offensive line coach Eman Naghavi, and Ndukwe also enjoyed spending time with current players on the UH team that he met during his visit, he added.

“It was an amazing visit,” Ndukwe said.

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