Faminu is raw talent from the UK.
The latest target outside of the United States is London, England’s offensive tackle prospect James Faminu . Faminu is a 6-foot-6, 342 pound prospect, who like Roy has a bit of history in the game of Rugby. Although the game is still very new to him, he has only been focusing on American football for two years now, he has shown enough raw athletic ability to go with his impressive frame that schools including Houston have begun to offer scholarships.
“At the moment I am not playing football, I am waiting until I go to college because I do not want to mess with my eligibility,” Faminu told Cougar Digest this week. “Right now I am just training and working. I did play two years for the London Blitz (an under 19 football team in the British American Football Association). I used to play rugby and I came across someone who played American football near me, which was the London Blitz, so I started there.”
“My first camp was TCU and I didn’t perform as well in that camp, maybe I was a bit nervous. I had never been to a camp before. My coach (Collier) was giving me feedback, telling me I was a bit too laid back and that I needed to be a bit more of a force if I wanted to get spotted. So, I used everything I learned at TCU when I went to the Houston camp. Funny enough, we arrived at the Houston camp late, so I only got to do two drills before heading straight to one-on-ones. I was focused as soon as I got there though, I didn’t think about too much. It was great, I genuinely liked the coach at Houston (offensive line coach Brandon Jones ). Although I have gotten other looks from other colleges, I really like them there (at Houston). They are really good coaches. I learned quite a bit even though I only got to do the two drills. They gave me a lot of feedback as I was going through and the one-on-ones is where I dominated. I had a good day that day.”
He had such a good day at the camp that what Jones saw from him in person led the Cougar staff to extend Faminu a scholarship offer. His first from a Division I school.