Highly Regarded Prospect Keeping Pick A Secret

Four colleges are awaiting word on this prep All-American's selection.

Selma, Ala.--Ben Obomanu, the top uncommitted football prospect in the state of Alabama, will keep fans of four colleges guessing until Monday afternoon.

The Parade All-American's mother told Inside the Auburn Tigers on Sunday that her son will pick either Auburn, Alabama, LSU or Notre Dame at a 4 p.m. press conference at the Selma High School gym.

Ben Obomanu

The 6-2, 182-pound Selma High wide receiver and the state's Mr. Football, Auburn commitment Brandon Cox, have received more publicity than any other high school players in the state this year. Obomanu is known for his sprinter's speed (sub 4.5 in the 40), good hands and overall athletic ability.

He took his fourth and final official visit to Notre Dame last week and was snowed in at South Bend. Fighting Irish coaches were in Montgomery on Friday to watch him play in a basketball game.

Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville made an in-home visit with Obomanu on Saturday night along with Joe Whitt, who recruits the Selma area for Auburn, and wide receivers coach Greg Knox.

Benjamin Obomanu played defense, too, for the Saints.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Although the speedy wide receiver is doing a great job of keeping it a secret on who he is going to pick, Auburn and LSU look to be the leaders over scandal-plagued Alabama and Notre Dame, which is located on the frozen tundra of northern Indiana. A trip to South Bend would be an epic journey for family and friends to watch the Selma star play college football...Obomanu, who has a better than 4.0 grade point average with advanced placement courses at Selma High, is juggling his recruiting schedule around basketball and school work. He plays power forward for the Saints and says he is averaging a dozen points and nine rebounds per game.

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