Godspower Nwawuihe darts through a hole, splitting two defenders and escapes three would-be tacklers for a 46-yard touchdown run.
Nwawuihe’s highlight play exemplifies the quarterback’s determined character. Nwawuihe plans on setting the same example at the next level for Army.
The McKinney (Texas) senior committed to the Black Knights Monday following a visit to West Point last weekend.
“I chose Army because of how great the school is and the opportunity I have to succeed,” Nwawuihe said. “It is one of the best academic institutions by far, one of the best football programs by far, rich in history, and the opportunities outside of football are outstanding. Also, the coaches are great people and so are the players on the team.”
Nwawuihe’s decision came down to Army and Navy. His Army visit seemed to make the difference.
“I loved the program, the facilities and the school,” Nwawuihe said. “Everything I was truly blown away by…I believe Army had more things I was interested in on and off the field than Navy.
Nwawuihe is looking forward to running Army’s offense, which is expected to have more under-center plays than the shotgun option of 2023. He ran more of a pro/spread offense in high school. Nwawuihe accounted for 58 touchdowns his sophomore and junior seasons at North Garland (Texas). He helped McKinney to a 9-3 record his senior season.
“The offense gives me a great opportunity to showcase my skills, lead and make plays,” said Nwawuihe, who is 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds.
Army started recruiting Nwawuihe late in the summer into the fall of his senior season. Cody Worley, Army’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, offered Nwawuihe. A man of faith, Nwawuihe said, he’s “heavy family man.” He wants to be a difference maker for the Army football brotherhood.
“Relationships matter greatly to me,” said Nwawuihe, who also participates in basketball and track. “I want to leave a great impact on Army West Point as Godspower Nwawuihe, the quarterback.”