"Brennan Carroll came to my high school in the offseason," he said. "It was before spring ball. He had a strong handshake, probably the strongest out of all the coaches visiting that day."
Ihenacho later spoke to Carroll and was impressed with how he related to a similar situation.
"He said that the Miami environment stole him from California, which made me feel like now I really need to visit Miami. He's the only tie I have with University of Miami. He was talking to me about how he likes how I play DB. He likes how versatile I am as a player."
Ihenacho hopes to visit the school at some point to learn more.
"I hear Miami is a great environment but I haven't had a chance to see it for myself. It's always been a great football program. My favorite linebacker Ray Lewis and my favorite safety Ed Reed went there."
Ihenacho, who is still waiting on an offer from the Hurricanes, has offers from schools like Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, and Cal. He talked about what he'll be looking for in a school.
"The school has to be a great environment, nothing that I can get sick of. I want to play for a team with good DB's. I want to be able to learn the defense and make adjustments based off what I've been taught. I'm used to playing for a defense that knows how to communicate and adjust well. I want to be surrounded with smart teammates. I understand that every coach has that "my way or no way" mentality but if and when I make a mistake. Instead of embodying that mentality I want them to understand why I made that mistake and help me fix it. I want a coach that can teach me how to play and how to coach. I want them to teach me how their mind works so I can reflect that on the field and communicate with the plays with my teammates."
While no school has the lead right now, it might be tough to get him too far away from home.
"My parents want me to stay in state, like all parents would. My family's influence is diverse. Cousins want me to go out to state. However, distance isn't a factor for me."
Ihenacho talked about what separates him from other prospects at his position..
"I've been a leader since my sophomore year. I picked up the defense really early on. I also communicated the best out of the entire defensive. Communication was vital. We tweak the routes that receivers might run. I've grown as a leader to be able to manipulate our defense and all the coaches know that. In practice I have my own time with the younger safeties, I understand the way they coach it like the back of my hand. The younger kids tend to listen more to another player then they would a coach."
Finally, the talented defender talked about what his goals are for his senior season.
"I want to get more interception than teammate and friend Adoree' Jackson. Last year he got his 5th interception when I dropped my 4th. It would have been a difficult interception but it was catchable. We always laugh about that from time to time. I want to get more tackles (68) than my last season and more touchdowns for my interceptions."