Five Star DT Has Busy Summer

One of the top prospects in the country (regardless of position) was on campus in Durham learning all he could about Duke. It was just one stop in a busy summer tour.

Vince Oghobaase is a five-star defensive tackle and one of the top prospects from the Lone Star State. And he had an active summer, taking unofficial visits to 11 different schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida, Miami, UCLA, Stanford, Duke and North Carolina. The visits went a long way.

"I feel like I am ahead of the game," said Oghobaase. "I now have a visual of all these schools rather than coaches just talking about it and sending all those letters. Now, I have a better understanding of what they (coaches) are talking about."

So what school was the biggest surprise to the big DL from Alief (Texas) Hastings High School?

"It was Oklahoma State," proclaimed Oghobaase. "I met everyone there and I mean everyone. I met every coach, the Athletic Director, the school President and even the basketball coaches. They all made a great impression on me."

But Oghobaase didn't have one bad thing to say about any of his visits. He enjoyed them all and got the standard campus tour at each school.

"Duke was beautiful and I really think Coach (Ted) Roof has them on the rise.

"Florida was a good trip. The coaches were great. I talked with the DL coach, Coach (Ron) Zook and their strength and conditioning coach.

"Man North Carolina has such a great complex and nice facilities.

"Stanford has the biggest campus I have ever seen and of course their academics are great.

"Miami… now that was a good visit. When you speak with the coaches it's like talking with the players.

"Oklahoma was great too. They have everything."

In addition to the trips from coast to coast Oghobaase camped at Arizona and Texas A&M. Well, sort of.

"Arizona was real cool. I ate breakfast with coach (Mike) Stoops and some of the other coaches. I got the campus tour and got a real good flavor of the program.

"I was supposed to camp at A&M but you can only participate if you take a physical. I didn't know that so I couldn't do anything. I couldn't work out."

Oghobaase has seen more than the average recruit in his shoes with all the unofficial visits over the past few months. But, at this time, he is not willing to talk favorites.

"I will sit down with my parents and talk about it and hopefully have things narrowed down in a week or two. I will base my decision (school selection) on an accumulation of everything, especially the degree. That's huge. And I need to feel comfortable both on and off the field."

Oghobaase plans on graduating in December so he will take all of his official visits this fall.

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