Growing up in the Big Ten footprint, Michigan's Michael Ojemudia dreamed of playing in the conference someday. A strong senior season increased the chances that it might become a reality.
Ojemudia, a linebacker/safety from Harrison High (Farmington Hills, MI), verbally committed to Eastern Michigan in June. While he's remained pledged to Eagles, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota have picked up their interest in the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder.
Ojemudia said Indiana has him scheduled to officially visit Bloomington on on Jan. 24. He's expected to be at Iowa the following weekend.
"I plan to take all my visits and see if any (schools) take a chance with me," Ojemudia said.
Eastern Michigan remains his lone scholarship offer to date. Iowa and Indiana have Ojemudia high enough on their board to schedule officials.
"(The Hawkeyes) are pretty interested. They want me to come and visit," he said. "Indiana is the same. They're excited for me to come and visit."
The Golden Gophers also are likely to get Ojemudia on campus.
"They want me at safety," he said. "I haven't set an official with them yet but I plan to."
Iowa and Indiana like Ojemudia as an outside linebacker, he said. Defensive Coordinator Phil Parker has led the Hawkeyes' pursuit of him.
"They like my closing speed to the ball," he said. "I play smart and am very aggressive towards the ball."