Regardless of ranking, Owamagbe Odighizuwa is one of the premier pass rushing specialists in all of high school football. He has a great first step and comes around the edge as well as anyone in the country. Odighizuwa also does an exceptional job with backside pursuit on the ball carrier and reads plays well. Over the last two seasons he has caused havoc in opposing backfields and the sky is the limit. A very level headed player on and off the field this is the kind of player you want in your program.
He has maintained a close relationship with both Coach Dan McCarney and head coach Urban Meyer throughout the recruiting process as well as Coach Brian White. The Gator coaches have tried to get him on campus since the summer months to no avail. This is a business trip for Odighizuwa and he will ask tough questions to everyone surrounding Gator football. He is not coming for a weekend getaway and will assess the team, school, facilities, coaching staff and everything else that goes a long with the University.
He currently holds offers from some of the nation's finest programs such as California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and USC. At one time Stanford was thought to be the team to beat but it appears that was coming from his mother's desire based on the academic prowess they have. He will be making his official to Florida without his mother this weekend as the Gators take on Florida State.
With players such as Odighizuwa, Ronald Powell, Chris Martin, Jackson Jeffcoat and others all wanting to take official visits to Florida it's the deepest defensive end board I can remember.
The Defensive Player of the Year in the Mt. Hood Conference as a junior, he racked up 96 tackles (73 solo) with 22 for loss including 18 sacks. He says he can bench 330-pounds and squat 530. Odighizuwa plans to major in sports business and reports a 3.5 core GPA and an 1190 three-part SAT, which he may still retake.
Scout.Com Take Brandon Huffman:
Oregon isn't used to elite talent like Owa, but he's becoming a household name. A speedster off the edge, Owa is tough to block one-on-one, his quickness overmatching the offensive tackles forced to block him. He's got good length and disrupts the quarterback with his long arms. One of the best prospects ever to come from Oregon.
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