Enechionyia adding more interest

Four-star class of 2014 power forward Obi Enechionyia continues to add recruiting interest.

Obi Enechionyia first broke out during the high school season as a sophomore, and followed it up with an impressive July for Team Takeover. Now the Hagerstown (MD) St. James product continues to add interest and has some of the top programs in the country making the trip in to see him.

At 6-foot-9, Enechionyia has the ability to play inside and out. He can hit threes and also is a solid rebounder down low with his length and athleticism. Enechionyia feels he had a good summer and showed people what he is capable of.

"I thought the summer went pretty well," said Enechionyia. "I got some interest that I was looking for, and overall it was just a pretty good summer."

Recruiting wise more and more schools are showing him interest with new offers coming his way.

"Maryland, Indiana, Temple, Georgetown, George Mason, VCU is coming up, Ohio State has been in touch, Texas, Xavier, Notre Dame called, that is about it right now," said Enechionyia.

The most recent offer came from Indiana. The Hoosiers made the trek to watch him play and the decision was made to extend a scholarship.

"It was pretty exciting," said Enechionyia of the IU offer. "They brought three coaches up to watch me workout. After the workout we had a meeting and coach offered me which was pretty exciting. They told me a lot about the program and what's changed since he has been there. Also he showed me a video of what the school is like and what the fans are like. It was pretty impressive."

One school that has been involved for a while is Maryland, and the Terrapins continue to make him a priority.

"I've only visited a couple of times," said Enechionyia of Maryland. "I visited for a couple of games and I have been on a real unofficial visit once and the campus is really impressive. I also like the coaching staff. They are going to be good this year."

In terms of upcoming visits nothing is planned, but he says he could visit Maryland again soon because it is close to his school.

For now Enechionyia is taking things slowly, but he does have a good idea of what he is looking for in a school.

"Academics are pretty big," he explained. "Another thing is being able to compete for playing time as a freshman. I want to be able to work hard and then be able to play. Location is kind of big, but if I like a school enough and it is far away that is where I will go."

Enechionyia is ranked as the No. 55 player overall and the No. 11 power forward in the country.

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