Odenigbo Looking Forward To Spartan Visit

Ohio linebacker/defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo talked with Spartan Digest about his interest in Michigan State.

Just a few months ago, Ifeadi Odenigbo of Centerville (Ohio) High School was a name not many had heard before. That was before a highlight tape of him chasing Braxton Miller (Ohio State recruit) down multiple times. Now, Odenigbo has picked up several top offers while staying humble.

"I have received great advice from teammates like Michael Bennett and my coach Ron Ullery. They have always given me tips about staying level headed. It also starts at home, were I come from my parents always remind me to keep a level head. That is why I have a level head."

While many high school top prospects burn the phone lines with college coaches, Odenigbo has not had the time to use too many minutes on his cell phone.

"I do not speak too much with college coaches because I am so busy with school and track. However, I have spoken with Coach Barnett just two days ago and he is a really cool guy. I am also real comfortable with Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio."

While many may be looking at Michigan State being on the outside for the 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior, he has heard many good things about the Spartans.

"What makes Michigan State so very appealing is Coach Dantonio. He use to coach at Ohio State and then Cincinnati, and Coach Ullery speaks so highly about him as a coach and person."

While it would be easy to name an early leader, Odenigbo is not ready to bring his recruiting to a stop.

"I am excited about every school that has offered me. I love going on visits as I get to meet new people each time."

While it would be easy to feel confident at this stage, Ifeadi reflects about everything that has happened to him everyday.

"I have reflected back about what all that has happened so far. I am so blessed and so grateful every signal day."

So where are the Spartans at with Ifeadi?

"Michigan State has told me they have a very special program. Right now I know they are just trying to sell their program to me like every other school. For me it will be about seeing the people and looking at the facilities and academics. That is what will separate a program for me."

While uncertain about when he may visit Michigan State, Ifeadi knows he is looking forward to learning more about the Green & White.

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