Obioha Meets Miles

Julien Obioha remains one of the most coveted uncommitted defensive linemen in the state of Louisiana.

There have been a slew of junior prospects that flew under the Louisiana radar through National Signing Day in 2011; eventually coming to the forefront after coaching staffs flocked to their high schools this spring.

Brother Martin’s Julien Obioha is a prospect that has seen his stock soar through the month of May, welcoming everyone from the likes of LSU to California into the Big Easy for a closer look.

“Lots of coaches have said that they are very interested after getting to see me in person, and lots of them sat down with our coaches and watched film and talked in depth,” Obioha said. “Coaches from Arizona and Nebraska came and offered, and others like Mississippi State told me they I was very close to a scholarship. I feel good about where things are headed.”

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end impressed LSU coordinator John Chavis when The Chief made the drive to New Orleans to see Obioha two weeks ago, earning him a spot on the invite list for Saturday’s Bayou Picnic in Baton Rouge.

“I came in with my father and we had a good time,” said Obioha, whose older brother Daniel is on the LSU Track and Field team. “It would have been more fun if Daniel would have been in town, but he was at Nationals.

“I got to see coach Chavis again, but I went and sat down with coach [Les] Miles and talked for a while. He thinks that I come from a really good background, and he feels like I am a good man because of that.

“He told me that he wants me around his program more, and his big thing was telling me to come to camp. We talked about performing well then and earning an offer.”

LSU isn’t the only Southeastern Conference program that is turning up the heat as summer approaches.

Alabama recently started to recruit me, and they really want me in camp,” Obioha said. “I will be going to Tuscaloosa in three weeks.”

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