St. Frances went 3-3 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference this fall after competing in the C Conference the year before.

A previous St. Frances player from Nigeria, offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu, redshirted this fall in his first season at the University of Miami. The family of another member of this year's Maryland recruiting class — cornerback Daniel Ezeagwu — is also from Nigeria.

Like many, Egbuaba aspires to play the NFL. But he also hopes to study electrical engineering and return one day to the Enugu State, where he was born. He has a mother, Uloma Egbuaba, and four older brothers. His father and a sister died when he was growing up.

"He sees education as an opportunity, and he seizes it," said Sister John Francis Schilling, the St. Frances president.

"He's very bright. He's very mature. Football is probably a path to doing something else."

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Maryland’s expected signees

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Nate Adams (LS) Greenway (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Jesse Aniebonam (DE) Good Counsel (Olney)
Tyler Burke (DE) Coatesville Area (Coatesville, Pa.) 
Antwaine Carter (S) Westlake (Waldorf) 
Sean Christie (OT) Patchogue-Medford (Medford, N.Y.) 
Nnamdi Egbuaba (LB) St. Frances (Baltimore) 
Daniel Ezeagwu (CB) Colonial Forge (Stafford, Va.) 
Andrew Gray (TE) Chardon (Chardon, Ohio) 
Derwin Gray (OT) Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.) 
Brett Kulka (DE) General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.) 
Larry Mazyck (OT) Iowa Western C.C. (Council Bluffs, Iowa) 
Brendan Moore (OT) Round Rock Westwood (Austin, Texas)
David Shaw (DT) Spring Grove Area (Spring Grove, Pa.) 
Will Ulmer (QB) St. John's College (Washington, D.C.) 
Juwann Winfree (ATH) Dwight Morrow (Englewood, N.J.)
Josh Woods (S) McDonogh (Owings Mills)