Xavier Nwankpa

  • Pos ATH
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 200

Prospect Info

Iowa Hawkeyes

  • Jersey #1
  • Class JR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2022
  • Committed 12/8/2021
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 08/31/2021

Chris Singletary
Chris Singletary National Recruiting Expert


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Derwin James Los Angeles Chargers

Excellent size to go along with an athletic build and solid wingspan. Able to bend with loose hips that allow him to get in and out of his breaks. Burst and closing speed make for a player who displays great range, whether it’s getting off the hash in 2-deep or in the deep third to make plays on the ball or receiver. Possesses game-changing ability to read, react, and close on plays. Shows top-notch tackling and physicality. Coils and strikes the ball-carrier along with doing a good job wrapping. Makes plays on all three levels. Does a good job when blitzing being physical and running through blockers or attacking their edge while making plays on the QB. In the slot or as a nickel backer, can cover and make plays on the ball along with being a factor in the run game. On the back end, scans the field and plays as a ball-hawk whether in the alley or over the top. Very talented player who's going to be factor on defense along with having four-core ability as a special teams player. Multi-year Power Five starter who has the skill set to be an all-conference performer and an early-round draft pick.

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  • Evaluated 10/29/2020 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Also competes in track and field.
Long jumped 22-7.75 as a junior.
2020: Played in all three phases as a junior; gained 792 all-purpose yards and scored 10 touchdowns.

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