There has never been any doubt about the size and toughness of Ejike Obinna. However the wonder was how would he fare against top notch competition. Obinna finally got his chance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and he feels it went well.
“I think the camp was very competitive and it was the biggest and toughest camp I have been to since I have been over here,” said Obinna.
He continued, “I have used this opportunity to improve and get better and also compete. It is good to see where I am at, and it has been a good challenge and a good place to improve.”
When it comes to his recruitment, Obinna is already hearing from a multitude of schools and has made several unofficial visits.
“I am interested in every college that has spoken to me,” said Obinna. “I have offers from Clemson, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Florida, LSU, Xavier, and a few others.”
One school that has put in a lot of work is Virginia Tech, and Obinna has built a strong relationship with the staff in Blacksburg.
“I think I have a good relationship with the coaches and I have seen the team workout,” said Obinna of the Hokies. “I went down there last year and I have seen their coaches at my school so we have a good relationship.”
Another school that he has seen is Clemson, and Obinna liked the visit to the ACC school.
“I have been down there as well,” he said of Clemson. “Their coach was one of the first coaches to see me play. I have a good relationship with them and I like the campus as well.”
The most recent visit for Obinna was down to Gainesville to check out the Florida Gators.
“I went to Florida like two weeks ago,” said Obinna. “It was very nice. I like it down there. The weather is good down there and the coaches are real good people. Also it is a big campus and a great university.”
While Obinna doesn’t yet know when he plans to make a decision, he does know the No. 1 thing he is going to bring to the school he ends up at.
“I have been working on playing hard,” said Obinna. “That is what I do. I believe if you play hard everything will come together. It is the foundation of my game, and then I go from there.”