Sam Webb: How did it feel to win the MVP?
Mike Onwenu: “It feels good. I came over here with the mindset like I got to work, I got to get it so I deserve this. That’s what I did.”
Sam Webb: Talk to me about your improvement. I remember when I talked to you a few months ago you were working on your game. How have you gotten better in the last few months?
Mike Onwenu: “I got better with my footsteps and my hand placement. I was just working faster and my feet got faster than me.”
Sam Webb: Clearly recruiting is starting to pick up for you as well. Kind of give me an idea of the schools you’re hearing from the most at this point.
Sam Webb: Which of those schools have offered?
Mike Onwenu: “Only Ohio State.”
Sam Webb: What did that feel like?
Mike Onwenu: “That was a great feeling, from a Big Ten school. It was my first offer. I’m always going to the future, thinking about this. That was a great feeling.”
Sam Webb: Were you tempted to go ahead and commit or were you always going to wait it out?
Mike Onwenu: “I’m always going to wait it out. I enjoy the recruiting process.”
Sam Webb: At what point do you think you’ll be ready to make a decision? Are you going to wait until signing day of your senior year? Are you going to try to get it done earlier than that?
Mike Onwenu: “I’m probably going to wait it out until signing day. I got to think about everything that matters.”
Sam Webb: Would you say that the Buckeyes are your favorite at this point?
Mike Onwenu: “Yeah, they are the favorite.”
Sam Webb: Who else are you looking at. Who do you think is maybe going to offer you next?
Mike Onwenu: “Illinois or Michigan State.”
Sam Webb: Do you have any plans on getting out on any visits any time soon?
Mike Onwenu: “I’m visiting the Michigan State camp. I want to visit the Michigan’s camp and Tennessee’s camp but I don’t know when Michigan and Tennessee is.”
Sam Webb: What do you think of the Wolverines, what are they saying to you at this point?
Mike Onwenu: “Wolverines, I haven’t heard from them in a while but you know, I still show love; it’s still in my family’s blood. So either way it goes, I show love.”
Sam Webb: Your family’s blood? Who from you family is for Michigan?
Mike Onwenu: “My uncle… everybody. My sister goes to Michigan State. But my uncle (and) my auntie graduated from Michigan.”
Sam Webb: That must make it pretty interesting around the dinner table when you all get together?
Mike Onwenu: “Yeah, everybody just battling, where you going to go, you got to go to Michigan State or Michigan.”
Sam Webb: So who do you side with?
Mike Onwenu: “I don’t know, I just sit there quietly. (Laughter)”
Sam Webb: You did O-line out here. I know you said you would do whatever. You don’t have any preference what side of the ball you’ll be recruited for?
Mike Onwenu: “No, I don’t really care.”
Sam Webb: Do you think you’re better on one side of the ball than the other right now?
Mike Onwenu: “Yeah, I think I’m better on offense than my defense. That’s what I’m working at right now, defense. They got to be on the same level as my offense too.”