Cats Lead For Lone Star State Lineman

2008 Kentucky Wildcat football recruiting update from Kentucky Sports Report's Rob Gidel. Click inside to read the entire article.

Osaze Idumwonyi Profile

Cedar Hill High School is not only home to teammate James Hamilton, who sports an offer from the Wildcats, but teammate OL/DL Osaze Idumwonyi.

Idumwonyi is a hidden gem, playing out of position in high school. Still, he sports offers from Northwestern State, UNLV and UK.

"I'm really looking at Kentucky," Idumwonyi admitted, "The biggest thing that caught me eye is the conference. The SEC. I dont know much about Kentucky, but it's a good conference that has alot of the top players."

Coach Rich Brooks of Kentucky did his best to sell the program to Osaze earlier in the summer.

"I talked to the head coach," Idumwonyi said. "He was just asking about what I wanted to major in and stuff. He said that they saw my film and said they liked how I moved pretty good for a big guy. They really want me up there at Kentucky."

The standout defensive lineman wants to take a visit up to Kentucky and see the campus for himself before he makes a commitment, however.

"I really wanted to make an early commitment, but my parents talked me out of it. They told me that I should wait to see who else offers before I decide," the Texas native said. "I think I'm gonna take a visit to Kentucky first."

Idumwonyi is a rare find, as he starred at defensive end as a sophomore, before moving to the offensive line as a junior for state champion Cedar Hill, because of a team need. He is a better prospect for defensive line, than he is offensive line, however, with his low frame and quick feet.

"I'm like a power player, but I'm really quick. I squat about 640," Idumwonyi said. "I run under a three in the 20. I'm a quick explosive player."

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