Standout DL Next to Commit?

University of Kentucky football recruiting update from Rob Gidel of Kentucky Sports Report.

Osaze Idumwonyi Profile

Since the beginning of his recruitment, one thing has remained consistent for Cedar Hill (Tx.) product Osaze Idumwonyi.


"I have a feeling I might commit Kentucky," Idumwonyi said. "I saw the game yesterday on TV against Louisville and I'm really liking everything about Kentucky."

Despite all the hoopla in the Bluegrass state over the fact the UK-UL game would not be on the first weekend and the fact the game would be hosted on ESPN not ESPNU, the Texas native managed to find the game all by himself.

"I liked that they were leading the first couple quarters," Idumwonyi said. "I liked how they finished the game. Louisville was ranked really high - I think number nine or something, but they stayed focused and went out and played well enough to win."

At 6-foot-1, 273 pounds, the talented two-way star could play on both sides of the ball. The UK coaching staff has made sure Osaze feels loved from all angles of the program.

"I do like the direction of the program," Idumwonyi said. "I get mail from every single coach. Not just my position. They send me mail from every single coach. They all tell me how excited they are for me to come out there. It really seems like they are apart of a family up at Kentucky. I really like the direction they are going in."

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."

Kentucky is not the only school on Osaze's list, however, as he's seen his stock rise since the beginning of the summer when UK offered him. Since the Wildcats extended the offer, UNLV, Tulsa and Northwestern State did as well.

"Tulsa just offered me a couple weeks ago," Idumwonyi added. "I think I might get offered by Kansas. I don't really know yet, but Kentucky, that's the top school for me right now. It's just a matter of whether or not I wanna commit or take a visit first."

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