pronounced, I believe: uh-KAK-uh-tee - said fast - per here - said and not corrected by him
Faith Ekakitie, 2012 DL from Lake Forest, IL, committed to Iowa today via a personal scout.com. Since I've spoiled the surprise, it's well worth the read. It gives an idea how a smart, honest kid comes to some of his decisions. Sometimes they're made by the football program (Oregon), sometimes by the academic institution (Northwestern), sometimes by his parents (GaTech).
In the end, it was the solid foundation and family-values atmosphere that won Iowa out. I wonder if he knew that Kirk Ferentz and the entire athletic department were transferring to Penn State. I wouldn't be surprised that if there is a big shake-up, that his is one commitment that re-opens. And based on the difficult decision and the way he came to it, I wouldn't be upset.
Like last year, when depth and quality leave, highly-touted recruits say, "Hello." That makes three 300-lb, quick, athletic, and strong defensive tackles to commit in the past two years in Darian Cooper, Jaleel Johnson and now Ekakitie. I'm sure Ross or someone else will have more.