One of the better shot blockers in the class of 2017 is now off the board. Ike Obiagu flirted with numerous schools throughout his recruiting process, but in the end the choice turned out to be him playing for Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles.
Obiagu, who is 7-foot-1 with a long wing span, good athleticism, and tremendous natural timing on blocking shots has been on the radar for Florida State for a while. Along with the Seminoles, Obiagu considered Maryland, Baylor, Georgia, NC State, and Georgia Tech as finalists.
"I've decided to further my education and basketball career at Florida State," Obiagu announced.
This is a big commitment for the Seminoles as he gives Hamilton and his staff the defensive presence on the low block that they have long coveted. When healthy Obiagu has shown an ability to block shots at an incredible rate, and Hamilton as much as any coach in the country has proven he loves to have rim protectors at the back end of his defense.
Also this gives Florida State one of the top classes in the country. Obiagu is now the highest ranked member of the five-man class which also includes four-star Anthony Polite, and three-star prospects Wyatt Wilkes, Bryan Trimble Jr., and RaiQuan Gray. The five-man class now sits at No. 17 in the Scout.com 2017 team rankings.