SOLIHULL Moors starlet Jonathan Ojjih is set to hit the States, after winning a prestigious football scholarship.
The youngster, who attends Tudor Grange Academy in Kingshurst, will now be taking up studies at the University of North Georgia in August.
Ojjih admits that he can’t wait to make the move and get started, after being highlighted as a player with potential in a showcase hosted by Pass4Soccer to American coaches.
“I was fixed on the idea of moving to the USA because I wanted to further myself academically and continue to play football at a high level,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to experiencing a new environment, culture and the professionalism of college soccer.
“Most importantly, I was made to feel highly regarded by the coaches and their final offer reflected that.
“It is a huge privilege to receive such an offer, so it was really easy to commit to North Georgia.”
Jonathan will live Stateside for the next four years, joining other players offered scholarships by the Pass4Soccer programme, with trials for students to play football for US universities starting this month through to October.
Trial days will be taking place in Birmingham and Warwick, amongst other locations further afield, with notable graduates of the programme going on to play Major League Soccer in the USA and Canada, in addition to professional football in Italy, England, Cyprus and Iceland.