And two weeks later, it still hasn’t hit him yet that he one day suit up for the Wolverines.
“I don’t think it has sunk in yet,” Onwenu said. “I get recognized a lot places I go. People ask how I am and everything. I’m still in the moment and everything.”
Why did Onwenu ultimately become a Wolverine? Well, it was a family decision, he says.
“I was there with my family. That was actually the first time my family had been to a college all together. Other times I would go with brother or my momma. We was altogether this time. I just thought it was right.”
“Having my family and the distance [played a factor]. I had a lot of out of state offers and everything. That wasn’t the biggest factor. But I’m glad I committed now that my family can watch me and I’m close to home.”
With his commitment now under his belt, the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech standout says his next goal is to get a couple of his Cass teammates to join him at U-M.
“I am recruiting for Michigan,” Onwenu said. “I don’t have any names to say. But I am going to start with my own teammates [Donovan Peoples-Jones and Jaylen Kelly-Powell]. I ma going to stick to my school at least for right now.
“I mean, they are not telling me nothing. They listen to me and what I have to say and everything. At the end of the day it’s their decision. Either way I’m pulling for them.”
In the meantime, Onwenu says he is fully focused on having a senior year to remember.
“My mindset is just to get better and improve on everything and never be satisfied,” Onwenu said. “Either you improve or you take a loss. So I’m just trying to improve everyday.”