Okeke Satisfied With Decision After Visit

Fresno State commit Tobenna Okeke says he is satisfied with Fresno State after taking his visit. Check inside for more on Okeke's visit and his future as a Bulldog...

Missouri City (Texas) outside linebacker Tobenna Okeke was the first recruit to pledge to Fresno State in the 2014 recruiting class. Okeke took his official visit to Fresno State this past weekend after being committed since July. He confirmed that he will not be taking any other visits after seeing Fresno State.

"I'm satisfied with Fresno State," Okeke said after his visit. "It really helped close my decision."

"It was really a beautiful campus," Okeke said. "The academics program is really good so I'm looking forward to that. Meeting some of my fellow teammates, the incoming freshmen… Meeting the rest of the coaching staff… It was just really a good experience."

Okeke says the highlight of the visit was seeing the stadium and the team uniforms.

"Going and seeing the stadium and seeing their gear," Okeke said. "That was really the highlight and one of the really big aspects that I remembered from the visit."

Defensive coordinator Nick Toth recruited the outside linebacker. Toth has helped emphasize linebackers and Texas recruits in this year's class - Okeke falls in both categories.

"I really liked how coach Toth is a really energetic person," Okeke said. "He's a really cool guy. It's not all about football, he talks to everybody about everything. I love his defense. We talked about how he's going to use me and what I need to do to get myself ready."

At outside linebacker, Okeke is a pass rush specialist. He played the position in high school in a similar 3-4 scheme.

"He said they're going to use me at either strong side or joker," Okeke said. "Come off the edge on third downs as a freshman really. Just see if I can pass rush because that's what my biggest asset is if they can find a way to get me on the field."

At 6-foot-3, 200 lbs, Okeke's speed and hands are what makes him so dangerous off the edge.

"My quick hands to get my hands on offensive tackles and get his hands off of me," Okeke said. "My speed coming off the edge, that's what you need to get back there."


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