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If there was a headliner at the Arizona one-day camp it may well have been Vince Oghobaase. The big defensive tackle from the Lone Star State is one of the best in the state and very likely one of the nation's best.

Oghobaase is a 6-6, 300-pounder who can move. Despite being such a large man, the Alief-Hastings product can motor. Observers, including former Wildcat football players, were very impressed with how well he moved.

Ranked as the second best player in Texas in an early poll, Oghobaase boasts offers from just about every major program in the nation. He has taken the spring and summer to make unofficial visits and attend camps. He has been to Florida, Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A & M, Texas Tech, Arizona, Stanford, Nebraska and Georgia among others. He wants to make sure that he has properly investigated the schools he will eventually visit on an official basis.

The defensive tackle seemed to really enjoy the camp and trip both.

"It was real nice," Oghobaase said." I got to see everything, the facilities, got to look at the dorm rooms. We had a little competition and I did pretty well I think. It was overall a good visit."

While he seems to have a good time, he isn't tipping his hand. He won't rank any of the schools or reveal just which visits stood out when asked.

"Everybody has still got a chance," he said. "Once I take all of my visits then I'll be able to answer that question effectively, but everybody still has a chance."

So when will we find out which schools have made the cut?

"At the end of the summer after I take all my unofficials.," Oghobaase revealed.

Don't expect too early of a decision, although he is getting early information on schools, he is only doing so to make an educated decision about which schools he'll revisit. There will be no rush decision for his ball player.

He expects to take all five visits and wants to make them during the season, "so I can go to some of the football games and see how the atmosphere is."

Although he could wind up a top-25 player in the class, don't expect him to drag out the drama. He plans on waiting, but he's not looking to make coaches wait needlessly. He'll decide when he knows for sure, no sooner, no later.

"I'll make my decision after I take my officials, but probably before signing day," he said.

Photos by Carl F. Shifflette III.

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