Erik Ezukanma Making Waves In The DFW Area

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By: Hunter Cooke
October 13th, 2016

 

We’ve seen our fair share of amazing wide receivers come out of the DFW area, but none of them are as underrated as Erik Ezukanma.

The junior already has over 1,000 yards receiving on the year and 15 touchdowns, and is averaging 18 yards every time he catches the ball. There’s something to be said about him being a threat on the ground too, he’s racked up 216 yards on just 12 carries, gaining two touchdowns. The versatile receiver is one of the best players in his district (3-6A), and is on track to do even more damage as the district season wears on.

The unknown star of Timber Creek won’t be unknown for much longer. He’s now a 4 star recruit, and the offers should be rolling in soon for a player of his caliber. His similarities to Odell Beckham Jr. have already been noted by everyone familiar with the young man: the same blonde mohawk, the #13, the similarity in playstyle, but the similarity to the Giants superstar that make him a good player is his play in the open field.

There’s no way to put it without it sounding hyperbolic, but Ezukanma is lethal when he has running room. It’s the combination of sharp cuts and strong running that make him elusive and tough to bring down in the open field, even for experienced defenders.

The Timber Creek Falcons are 4-2, and are still neck and neck in District 3-6A. Their sole loss in district came to Keller Fossil Ridge, and they’ll be favored to win the rest of their district games outside of a regular-season closing game against Abilene.

The Falcons could definitely surprise some people this year, and a big part of that is Ezukanma’s play. He’s definitely not their entire offense, quarterback Cade Schraeder hasn’t thrown a pick yet this season according to SportsdayHS’s stats, and running back Nathan Grimes makes the most of his limited carries in a spread offense. However, without Ezukanma, it’s logical to think that the entire makeup of Timber Creek’s offense changes, and they might not have won some of their close games without him.

Ezukanma recently went on a recruiting trip to Texas A&M, and I’m predicting that we’ll see him starring at some college with a spread offense in 3-4 years. For now, he’s absolutely dominating at Timber Creek, and there aren’t many in the state who are going to be able to slow him down.

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