Peter Udoibok was an emerging prospect prior to Cretin-Derham Hall’s run to the Class AAAAAA state semifinals.
Udoibok asserted himself as one of the best wide receivers in the Class of 2019, however, after catching eight passes for 124 yards against a stout Minnetonka secondary, including seven for 115 after halftime, to fuel a Raiders rally that ultimately fell just short.
“Every member on the team worked hard and wanted to win and gave all they got,” said Udoibok via email. “I got some chances to show what I have to offer, but like every other wide receiver would’ve liked more balls thrown [to me].”
The 6-foot-4 junior’s overall statistics were boosted by the performance against the Skippers. He finished with 52 receptions for 640 yards and four touchdowns – still enough to earn him All-District honors last fall.
His junior season also helped earn him four Division-I scholarship offers, including a Football Bowl Subdivision offer from Rice University. South Dakota State, Northern Iowa and North Dakota State are the others. “The schools that have been in contact with me the most are SDSU, UNI, NDSU, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Western Michigan,” Udoibok said.
Udoibok added that he’s also taken visits to Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Minnesota in addition to a majority of the aforementioned schools.
While a standout on the gridiron, football is far from Udoibok’s only extra-curricular activity. He’s currently competing for the Cretin-Derham Hall baseball program and was also a reserve on the Raiders’ state championship basketball team this winter.
Udoibok is also making an impact away from athletics. He recently applied and was accepted to the People Finding People (PFP) program for his senior year. According to the CDH website, PFP is a mentoring program that connects seniors with a freshman or sophomore student to provide guidance throughout the year.
“It means a lot because it shows that other people think I’m a leader in the school,” said Udoibok, who’s also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead with a special affinity for Air Jordans. “Other people believe in me and think I’m a good fit for guiding others and taking on responsibilities.”
Udoibok said he still finds time to fish with his brother and grandfather in his limited spare time. He also enjoying playing with his two dogs and hanging out with friends. As far as a potential college is concerned, NFN’s 11th-ranked junior wants the total experience.
“A football program that shows consistency and a family-like bond,” Udoibok said. “But also a place that if I wasn’t playing football, I’d feel comfortable to stay at it for the next four years.”