Wide Receiver, 5'11", 170
Peach County High School
Fort Valley, Georgia
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HIGH SCHOOL Talented wide receiver who helped the Peach County Trojans to consecutive AAA state titles... Named to Associated Press' AAA First Team All-State as senior, all-region selection as junior and senior... In 2006, caught 64 passes for 1,058 yards and 14 touchdowns, including two TDs in 28-7 state championship win over Shaw HS... Trojans were 14-1 in 2006 after 12-3 title run in 2005... Standout sprinter in track & field, with personal bests of 21.7 (200 meters) and 48.6 (400 meters)... 2006 preseason academic all-state honoree and Wendy's Heisman Athlete nominee.
PERSONAL Udom Iyamba Umoh... Son of Jerry and Angela Murtagh... Born Dec. 6, 1988 in Maiduguri, Nigeria... Has an older sister, Jann Umoh, and younger brother, Michael Murtagh... Dad teaches at Fort Valley State; mom is academic advisor for Upward Bound program... Five prep teammates are expected to sign college football scholarships.
PEACH COUNTY HEAD COACH RANCE GILLESPIE
"You are talking about an outstanding young man that we have been blessed to have in our program. We cannot say enough good things about Udom as a player and an individual."
"Athletically, Vanderbilt is getting a very gifted player, a guy that made a ton of plays for our team. He had more than 1,000 yards receiving for us this year. Udom has breakaway speed, and has the uncanny ability to catch the football in traffic."
"We're very excited about being able to say that one of our guys is about to become a part of the Vanderbilt program. In four or five years, I think Vanderbilt fans also will be happy that one of our guys played for their team."