Mike's Take: New Miami OL commit

The University of Miami has just landed a commitment from offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu so lets take a closer look at him as a prospect.

Sunny Odogwu committed to the Miami Hurricanes last month. It's a really big -- literally -- get for Miami.

At 6-foot-8 and 310 pounds, Odogwu grew up in Nigeria and moved to the Baltimore area a couple years ago. He played his high school ball there and went through the recruiting process last year. His academic situation sent him to Hargrave Military Academy this past fall, and he just finished going through the process again.

Odogwu took recruiting visits to Texas Tech, Mississippi State, and Miami before announcing in favor of the Hurricanes.

Miami seemed to be seeking two offensive tackles in this year's recruiting class. They got one a few weeks ago in New Jersey's Hunter Knighton and got their other one with Odogwu.

He's a massive player. He's huge, has long arms, and has the frame to add even a lot more weight and strength over the next couple years.

On the football field, he's very raw. He's still learning how to play the game in many ways. His technique still needs a lot of work but all the raw tools are there. He is an excellent athlete with good feet, and tremendous flexibility. Like Knighton, he seems to have the goods to potentially be a left tackle at the college level.

Another big plus with Ogodwu, like with Knighton, is that he is expected to enroll in school next month in time for the spring semester. He'll be able to go through an entire offseason with the team, which will help prepare him to play early next season (like what happened with Ereck Flowers this past season).

He still has a lot to learn. He still needs to improve his technique and strength. How good his football IQ is remains to be seen, especially since he hasn't been playing the game for very long. However, he's huge, he's athletic, and seems to have all the physical skills to one day be a quality offensive tackle at the major college level.

The Canes now have three offensive line commitments in the 2013 class, and will try adding a fourth one with Booker T's Denver Kirkland being the premier remaining target.

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