Hero Kanu

Hero Kanu

Defensive Tackle
6′5″ / 295 lbs
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Santa Margarita Catholic
Class of 2022
Rating: n/a

National Avg
Rating: 93.7

School Preferences

Official Visit
Texas A&M
Arizona State
Ole Miss
Penn State
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Jason Howell
5 mo ago by Jason Howell
Weekend Visitor Recap
-No new commitments and not worried about it. Like the weekend before, lots of great momentumOfficial VisitorsWR Noah Thomas, Houston Clear Springs - Texas A&M commitOL Hunter Erb, Haslet Eaton - Texas A&M commitRB TreVonte Citizen, Lake Charles (LA) Lake Charles College PrepWR Kojo Antwi, Suwanee (GA) LambertDT Jadon Scarlett, Flower Mound Coram DeoLB Ish Harris, Pilot PointS Jarred Kerr, LexingtonS Xavier Nwankpa, Altoona (IA) Southeast PolkK Alex McPherson, Fort Payne (AL)*******WR Noah Thomas, Houston Clear Springs - Texas A&M commit - hosted by Ainias Smith, worked on Ish Harris and Kojo, locked in with his commitmentOL Hunter Erb, Haslet Eaton - Texas A&M commit - 100-percent committed, hosted by Trey Zuhn, spent time working on Jadon Scarlett, not taking any other visits.RB TreVonte Citizen, Lake Charles (LA) Lake Charles College Prep - hosted by Isaiah Spiller, had ground to make up with LSU making a furious push after LeVeon Moss' commitment to Alabama, and Auburn also coming on strong. Reports are the visit went very well but the Aggies also had some real ground to make up. Citizen now plans to visit Auburn (July 17) and Arkansas (July 25)WR Kojo Antwi, Suwanee (GA) Lambert - hosted by Jalen Wydermyer, brought in a ton of family with him and has been high on the Aggies throughout the process. He's making plans to return before he makes his July announcement. Brauny will have more.DT Jadon Scarlett, Flower Mound Coram Deo - hosted by DeMarvin Leal, high on the Aggies coming in and I get the feeling Texas A&M has situated themselves high on his list. His power, explosion, and speed are unique. He's always planned to take his time so I didn't expect a commitment, but he was blown away.LB Ish Harris, Pilot Point - hosted by Edgerrin Cooper, A&M entered the weekend high on his list, and they remained high as he left. He's now down to A&M, Texas, and OU and he is set to announce his college choice in July.S Jarred Kerr, Lexington - hosted by Demani Richardson, Brauny will have moreS Xavier Nwankpa, Altoona (IA) Southeast Polk - hosted by Brian Williams, Brauny will have moreK Alex McPherson, Fort Payne (AL) - hosted by Seth Small, Brauny will have moreUnofficial VisitorsOL Kam Dewberry, Humble Atascocita - camped at A&M before he took his official to Texas and he was in touch with the A&M staff on his way home. LSU has made a push since his official but the Aggies are in the mix. CB Tony Mitchell, Alabaster (AL) Thompson (2023) - In talking to a few different sources the visit went really well, and he is going to be one for A&M fans to keep an eye on in the 2023 class. Friday Camp OffersQB Antwann Hill, Warner Robins (GA) Houston County (2025)RB Kaleb Jackson, Baton Rouge (LA) LibertyOL Lucas Simmons, Clearwater (FL) Clearwater Academy International/Sweden/RIG Academy/PPITE Theo Ohrstrom, Sweden/RIG Academy/PPIDT Thomas Collins, Sweden/RIG Academy/PPIDL Johnny Bowens, Converse JudsonLB Derion Gullette, MarlinBig NewsLongview 2023 standout WR Jalen Hale originally planned to visit Texas A&M on Sunday but he will now visit/camp on TuesdayThe PPI group will be back in town on Tuesday. That group includes offers DT Hero Kanu (2022), TE Theo Ohrstrom (2023), OL Lucas Simmons (2023), and DT Thomas Collins (2023). Bergen Catholic (NJ) 2023 DT Sydir Mitchell Jr. wrapped up a visit to Texas A&M on Sunday. He camped on Friday and spent the day in Aggieland on Saturday. He and his family were able to get a great feel and sit down with the coaches and while he does not have any leaders the Aggies are going to be high on his mind. He said it was a place he could see himself playing and living. They head to Ohio State tonight and have Rutgers and Michigan coming up.Liucci said Julian Humphrey's stock is on the uptick following his camp showing last weekend. He took an OV to Florida right after the visit and reaffirmed his commitment. Texas A&M 2023 commit Anthony James was in Austin visiting the Longhorn program over the weekend, and afterward we were told he remains very much locked in with his Texas A&M commitment.Arlington Martin DE Ernest Cooper IV took an unofficial to A&M last week and had an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend. This weekend he will visit Stanford and he says he will take a summer official visit to Texas A&MNew 2024 DE offer Caleb Mitchell started several games as a freshman for DeSoto and Texas A&M signee and DeSoto All-American Shemar Turner stated in the past Mitchell was the next big timer in the DeSoto trenches. He checks in at 6-2, 250 and he was in town on Friday. Texas A&M is his dream school and he is very excited about the offer.
2022 German DT Hero Kanu likes what he sees in Aggieland
5 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
2022 German DT Hero Kanu likes what he sees in Aggieland
Hero Kanu began playing football when he got too big to play soccer in his native Germany. Now a Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) resident, Kanu has seen his recruiting stock soar, and he spoke with Ryan Brauninger about his rise in football and what he saw in College Station.
Three Things: Last weekend's success, camp thoughts & more
5 mo ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Last weekend's success, camp thoughts & more
As he does every Friday morning, TexAgs' senior recruiting analyst Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts, this week focusing on Texas A&M's successful official visit weekend last weekend, takeaways from camp this week and much more.
Ryan Brauninger
6 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Expected unofficials and camp names to watch
The final piece to our 5 part June visitor overview takes a look at some of the key names to know that we are expecting to see in College Station throughout the entirety of the month of June as unofficial visitors and/or campers. First off, there are going to be many more names come to campus than we have listed here. There's no way to get a grasp of every single D1 prospect that will be coming to camps. The unofficial visitors are a bit easier to get a hold of, but we'll likely be missing a handful of names, plus or minus. With that said, here's what we've been able to gather so far. It's still a pretty extensive list. If we've got dates of the visits, I'll add those as well. Unofficials 2023 Zachary (LA) QB Eli Holstein - June 18 (camp + UOV)Las Vegas (NV) RB Jovantae Barnes - June 16Jennings (LA) RB Trevor Etienne Geismar (LA) RB Dylan Sampson 2023 El Campo RB Rueben Owens - late JuneSpearman WR Brenen Thompson - June 21Lambert (GA) WR Kojo Antwi Richmond (VA) WR Andre Greene Jr. 2023 Orlando (FL) OL TJ Shanahan - June 21-23Ft Lauderdale (FL) DE Marvin Jones Jr. 2023 Alpharetta (GA) DE Lebbeus Overton - June 192023 Allen DL David Hicks - June 1, June 102023 Lewisville DE Jordan Renaud 2023 Wylie East DE Anthony James ***Madison (MS) LB Stone Blanton - June 22023 Denton Ryan LB Anthony Hill 2023 CyRanch LB Christian Brathwaite Bradenton (FL) S Keon Sabb - June 25-27Ft Payne (AL) K Alex McPherson Campers Bridgeland QB Conner Weigman*** Aledo QB Brayden Fowler-NicolosiRockwall QB Josh Hoover 2023 Choctaw (OK) QB Steele Wasel 2023 Ankeny (IA) QB JJ Kohl2023 Justin Northwest QB Jake Strong 2023 Columbus (MS) QB Mack Howard2023 Snellville (GA) QB Dylan Lonergan 2023 Shreveport (LA) QB Rickie Collins 2023 Orange Grove QB Cutter Stewart2023 CyRanch QB Blake Baker 2023 Houston Lamar QB Kenneth Rosenthal2024 CyCreek QB Brad Jackson 2024 The Woodlands QB Mabrey Mettauer 2024 Ft Bend Ridge Point QB Karson Gordon 2024 Willis QB Derek Lagway 2024 Hampton (GA) QB Bryce Clavon2024 Los Angeles (CA) QB Boone Lourd Houston Kinkaid RB Dillon Bell 2023 Shiner RB Dalton Brooks 2023 Gardendale (AL) RB LT Sanders2023 Roswell (GA) RB Justice Haynes 2023 Ft Bend Ridge Point RB Ezell Jolly 2023 New Caney RB Kedrick Reescano Manor WR Che NwabukoKaty WR Nicholas Anderson Dayton WR Donovan Orebo 2023 Austin Westlake WR Keaton Kubecka 2023 Converse Judson WR Anthony Evans2023 Temple WR Mikal Harrison-Pilot 2023 Del Valle WR Braylon James 2023 Spring Dekaney WR Jonah Wilson 2023 Harrisburg (NC) WR Christian Hamilton 2023 Rowlett WR Ernest Thomas 2023 Langham Creek WR Jaquaize Pettaway 2023 A&M Consolidated WR Wesley Greaves 2024 Manvel WR Andre Thompson College Station TE Houston Thomas Lucas Lovejoy TE Omari Murdock New Iberia (LA) TE Danny LewisFt Lauderdale (FL) TE Mason Taylor2023 Houston Stratford TE Hawkins Polley 2023 Ardmore (OK) TE Morgan Pearson 2024 Dickinson TE/HB Jontue Fears CE King OL Van Wells Haslet Eaton OL Hunter Erb ***Duncanville OL Jaylen Early Atascocita OL Kam Dewberry Alien Hastings OL Timi Gagophien The Woodlands OL Kaden Sieracki The Woodlands College Park OL Chance Jackson Austin Akins OL Nikolas Hall - Private Workout - June 32023 Odessa Permian OL Harris Sewell 2023 Mansfield Timberview OL Andre Cojoe2023 Smithson Valley OL Colton Thomasson 2023 Port Arthur Memorial OL Cayden Bowie 2023 Wolfforth Frenship OL Isaiah Kema2023 Edmond (OK) OL Jonathan Ashford2024 The Woodlands OL Koltin Sieracki 2024 Klein Cain OL Gibson Pyle Klein Oak DE Dorian Gates 2023 Norman (OK) DE Bai Jobe2023 Osceola (FL) DE Derrick Leblanc 2023 Platte City (MO) DE Chandavian Bradley 2023 CE King DE Dylan Spencer 2023 Ft Worth Nolan Catholic DE Kaleb James 2023 Converse Judson DE Johnny Bowens 2023 CyRanch DE Ashton Porter 2023 Colleyville Covenant DE Enow Etta2023 Amarillo Tascosa DE Avion Carter 2023 Ft Bend Marshall DE Zach Chapman - pending injury recovery 2023 Clear Brook DE John Baldwin Mt Pleasant DT Tre Emory Allentown (PA) DT Lavon Johnson Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) DT Hero Kanu Manvel DT JP Deeter 2023 Del Valle DT Jayden Cofield2023 Gardendale (AL) DT Kelby Collins 2023 Ft Bend Ridge Point DT DK Kalu 2023 Ponchatoula (LA) DT Tyler Bailey 2023 Bradenton (FL) DT Will Norman 2023 Osceola (FL) DT John Walker 2023 Richmond (VA) DT Joel Starlings2023 Clear Falls DT Serigne Tounkara Pearland LB Dylan Dixson Bryan LB Nic Caraway A&M Consolidated LB Tyndall McNamara Magnolia LB Will Alexander 2023 Many (LA) LB Tackett Curtis 2023 Raleigh (MS) LB Suntarine Perkins2023 Shadow Creek LB Scott Koumado 2023 Tampa (FL) LB Troy Bowles2023 Lewisville Hebron LB Carson Dean 2023 Baton Rouge (LA) LB Jaiden Ausberry 2023 Clear Falls LB Corey Kelly Lexington S Jarred Kerr Shadow Creek S Dejuan Lewis 2023 Katy S Arian Parish 2023 New Iberia (LA) S Derek Williams 2023 Duncanville S Deldrick Madison 2023 Denton Ryan S Peyton Bowen 2023 Dallas Parish Episcopal S Daniel Demery 2024 Clear Lake S Damani Maxson Port Arthur Memorial CB Jaylon Guilbeau Spring CB Dorian Friend Spring Dekaney CB Jaiden RobertsonClear Lake CB Julian Humphrey San Diego (CA) CB Jalil Tucker San Diego (CA) CB Jahlil Florence 2023 Dickinson CB Vernon Glover Jr 2023 College Station CB AJ Tisdell 2023 Arlington Martin CB Javien Toviano 2023 Tallahassee (FL) CB Makari Vickers2023 Houston Kinkaid CB Micah Bell 2024 Clear Lake CB Hunter Moddon 2024 Dickinson CB Nicholas Peace


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