It is a surprise that Farmington Hills Harrison (MI) defensive end Mario Ojemudia's recruitment hasn't blown up.
After anchoring a state championship defense that allowed only 11 points a game, Harrison is only hearing from a handful of schools.
"Right now it's Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, and Penn State," said Ojemudia. "I would say that Penn State or Iowa probably send me the most mail out of all the schools. I'm sort of surprised that it's not taken off more. I sent out my highlight tape last week to some Big Ten schools, so I hope that it comes back positive."
At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, the likely position for Ojemudia is outside linebacker at the next level, but with extra weight he could play defensive end.
"My speed is going to be the biggest thing that I work on this off-season. I'm going to a lot of camps to get my name out there," said Ojemudia. "I'm going to try to get to 230 this off-season. I really want to play defensive end at the next level."
Ojemudia admits a special place in his heart for Michigan State due to watching them when he was growing up. He has also taken in a game in East Lansing as a recruit. But, despite that, he is still wide open.
At this point what does he know about Iowa?
"I don't know much about them, but I get mail from them a lot. Almost more than anyone. It's definitely a school I want to check out more because of the program's tradition."
Ojemudia informed Scout.com that his previous listed stats were wrong. He reportedly had 127 tackles and 12 sacks in 2010.