Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. clears academic hurdle

Four-star defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho Jr., who moved to Alabama from Nigeria last year and played at Edgewood Academy in Elmore, near Montgomery, has been cleared to play by the NCAA after the organization reviewed his academic records from Nigeria.

Speaking to Brandon Marcello of, Wanogho expressed how happy he was to be done with the process.

“I tried to stop thinking about it but I just couldn’t. It’s a great day,” he told “I’m really happy to get that and I’m looking forward to moving over there. I’m actually getting bored not having school. I just go work out. Now I’ve got a chance to go over there and meet up with my classmates and get to know everybody.”

Standing 6-foot-8 and weighing in at 250 pounds, Wanogho will now be able to join Auburn’s summer camp and plans to do so by June 21.

Just how much he is able to do to start remains to be seen, as he is still recovering from a fractured leg he suffered playing basketball back in January. But Wanogho has been seen doing light jogging and Tigers defensive coordinator Will Muschamp believes that he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Auburn opens the 2015 campaign on September 5 against Louisville in a game set to be played at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

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