Onwenu Grabs MVP Honors

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech sophomore lineman Michael Onwenu talks about the NIKE Football Training Camp in Columbus he won MVP at and his Ohio State offer.

Despite being known as more of a defensive recruit, Detroit Cass Tech's 6-foot-3, 320-pound rising junior Michael Onwenu went out and won MVP honors at today's NIKE Football Training Camp on the offensive side of the ball.

"I can do either one," he said. "Wherever they want me to play, I've got it."

Ohio State recently became the first school to offer Onwenu, and when they did, he says they did not specify which position, although he suspects the offer was for defense.

Regardless, he's just happy to have it.

"It's a great feeling to have an offer from Ohio State. I'm honored. I have a former teammate Damon Webb coming here, so if I come here, I won't be alone."

The Buckeyes are recruiting some of his teammates as well like rising senior Mike Weber and class of 2017 wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, and Onwenu hopes he can get another look at Columbus in the coming weeks.

"I want to visit them this summer. I don't know exactly when and I want to come to camp. The coaches told me they want me to come down and work with them more often. They see I can be a good player and with them, I could make it to the league."

Onwenu will also look to camp with other places and try to expand the offer list.

"I just paid for the Michigan State camp, but I'm thinking about Tennessee and Indiana camps too."



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