Bethel Star Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Attends UVA Practice

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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah’s primary focus is on preparing for his upcoming senior season, in which he hopes to help Bethel’s (Hampton, VA) varsity football team achieve state championship glory. A state title, he feels, is within reach.

“I was taught not to brag about anything you or your team is going to do in the future but I strongly believe we are going to be in the run for the state championship,” wrote the 6’2”, 190-pound Owusu-Koramoah, one of the Bruins’ team captains. “What’s important right now is that we go 1-0 then we can worry about the other games.”

A versatile prospect on offense and defense, Owusu-Koramoah expects to see action at tight end, wide receiver, outside linebacker, middle linebacker, strong safety, and free safety on defense. The University of Virginia, one of 19 schools that have offered, is recruiting him as an outside linebacker. More specifically, coach Bronco Mendenhall envisions him playing the SAM linebacker position.

Asked if he felt more comfortable at any one position, Owusu-Koramoah wrote: “I would prefer any position that’s going to help me receive a free education haha. Honestly, I’m comfortable with SS or OLB.”

Owusu-Koramoah got a first-hand glimpse of Virginia’s defense and coaches in action this past Saturday, when he attended Day 2 of the Cavaliers’ preseason camp.

“Discipline, non-stop movement, speed, hard work, lots of reps and consistency,” the Bethel star wrote, describing Virginia’s practice. “Shoot, even the coaches were getting a workout!”

While the coaches were focused on practice, Virginia Director of Player Personnel Justin Anderson and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator Blanda Wolfe escorted Owusu-Koramoah around.

“Throughout the day I had a lot of contact with Coach Blanda and Coach Anderson. Both are really chill guys. Their message was really just going in detail about the university and showing me how I would fit the university or in other words how the university would fit me,” wrote Owusu-Koramoah, who added that he did speak with “most if not all” of Virginia’s coaches as well.

Virginia, which has extended a written offer to the standout athlete, “is