K-State sets its sights on Ishie

Ishie Oduegwu just returned from the K-State camp and he likes what he saw. Though the safety from Texas went home without an offer, Oduegwu fully expects to see one soon from the Wildcats as K-State enters a crucial period in vying for an official visit in the fall.

Despite some recent reports indicating safety Ishie Oduegwu was close to a decision, he clarified Monday that he plans to take all five visits before making his selection.

However, according the 5-foot-10 180 pounder from Denton Ryan High (Tex.), he knows four of the visits he wants to take. The other spot is wide-open with Kansas State, Texas, and Florida vying for it.

"I like K-State," said Oduegwu, who plans to visit LSU, Miami, UCLA, and Nebraska. "I like K-State a lot. They used to be maybe top 10 on my list, but now they're close to my top five. There's a real possibility that I could go to K-State."

Oduegwu just wrapped a camp visit at K-State, along linebacker and high school teammate Xavier Kelly—so what are the chances of the Wildcats pulling off a package deal?

"There's a good chance," he said. "We started talking about it our sophomore year. Before it was just joking around, but now it's getting real serious.

"Coach came in and told us this spring that we were getting calls and calls from the same schools. That's when we really started seeing that it might actually happen. We just have to see."

As for his camp at K-State, Oduegwu said it went well, despite not receiving an official offer from the K-State staff.

"I had a lot of fun at their camp and I think coach (Bob) Elliott liked me, so that's good," said Oduegwu, who recorded 152 tackles, 30 for a loss, last season. "I learned a lot of stuff there, got to play some cornerback and they showed me some drills that I think will help me with my speed."

Though he was disappointed he didn't receive an offer, Oduegwu said he can see one coming down the pike soon.

"They told me they really liked me and they want me, so I think it's just a matter of time before they offer. I'm pretty sure they'll offer me."


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