Three stand out for Chidobe Awuzie

San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove defensive back Chidobe Awuzie is an under the radar corner prospect who has quietly put together a nice offer list and his senior film definitely justifies that.

Oak Grove is a traditional NorCal power and annually puts out 2-3 Div I players every year. This year, Chidobe Awuzie is the top prospect on the team and has had a big season. He shows up very well on film and has the quickness and closing burst you look for in a college corner.

Awuzie has excellent cover skills and has no problem stepping up in run support as well. He has excellent ball skills and always seems to know where to be on the football. He's probably more quick than fast but does have plenty of top end speed to turn and run with opposing receivers.

"San Jose State is my most recent scholarship offer," Awuzie said. "I also have offers from San Diego State, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State. I haven't set up any of my trips yet, I want to wait until after our season is done to focus on that. Right now, all I'm thinking about is my team and winning title.

"I do have some favorites. Washington State was my first offer and that means a lot to me. I'll for sure take a visit there. I also like UCLA and California a lot. I took an unofficial visit to UCLA and really liked it there. I camped with Cal in the summer and that's another school I would love to get an offer from so we'll see what happens."

As for what he's looking for in a school, Awuzie has a short list of important factors.

"I'm looking for a school that gives me the best opportunity to succeed in football and away from the field," Awuzie said. "I want a chance to compete for playing time and a place where I'm comfortable and feel like the school really needs me.

"Location doesn't matter that much, I'll go wherever I feel is the best opportunity for me. I like the West Coast though and it's mostly West Coast schools recruiting me right now but I'm just looking for the best overall fit no matter where that is."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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