The round-faced teenager hopped on a Los Angeles bus alone, spent the $3.17 to get across town and found himself at a Nike camp he wasn’t even invited to.
Kenechi Udeze was a large — too large — defensive lineman who claims he stole an invitation to the camp. He was a force at Verbum Dei High School, but teams stopped recruiting him because of his weight.
He snuck his way into the camp anyway, and then-USC defensive line coach Ed Orgeron came walking over as Udeze arrived. He didn’t even address Udeze.