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January 8, 2009

Former UVa commit Alex Owah reopens his recruitment

HARRISONBURG - Alex Owah still hopes to be an impact football player in college. It won't, however, be at the University of Virginia.

Harrisonburg High School's senior tailback said Thursday he will not be attending U.Va. - the school he committed to after his junior season - because he failed to satisfy the university's academic standards.

"Though I will meet all of the NCAA eligibility requirements to be admitted into a Division I football scholarship program," Owah said in a hand-delivered written statement, "I will fall short of the rigid U.Va. admissions requirements due to a class that I am currently retaking while working to improve my SAT scores. Due to these circumstances I am making myself available to other schools that had expressed interest in me prior to my verbal commitment with U.Va."

As a junior, Owah received scholarship offers from U.Va., Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Division I-AA James Madison. Tennessee and West Virginia also were interested at the time. In a brief interview Thursday, Owah said Connecticut, Marshall and North Carolina State have shown interest since hearing of his situation with U.Va.

Michael Colley, the assistant sports information director in charge of football at Virginia, said the university would have no comment on Owah.

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