2017 four-star offensive lineman Obinna Eze has only been playing football for a couple of years. Originally from Nigeria, Eze has saw his recruitment spike thanks to some excellent performances at camps around the country and showing a ton of promise despite being relatively raw with his talent.
Eze attended Michigan's satellite camp stop in Tennessee on Tuesday to get a firsthand glimpse of what the coaching staff had to offer. It was also a good opportunity for him to hone is craft further with a collegiate coaching staff.
"Technique and getting to know the Michigan coaches personally," Eze said after being asked what stood out to him during the camp.
The Wolverines, who have extended an offer out to Eze, stand out to massive lineman thanks to its excellent business school. An area of interest that Eze would like to pursue in college.
"Michigan is an offensive line factory to the NFL," Eze said. "They have a great education. Me and my head coach looked up their academics and they're ranked top-15 in the country for business, which is want I want to study. It's just a great opportunity for me to know that's a school that plays great football and has Ivy school-level education, which is huge for me."
In terms of which schools stick out to Eze, it appears that he is not in a hurry to wrap things up or share who is out front at the moment. For now, Eze would like to build relationships with schools that have offered him and see what happens.
"I'm still completely wide open right now," Eze said. "Not because I don't feel like I have good schools that I might be able to go to and have a good future with. For me, it's not about being greedy for offers, it's about being open for that relationship. I just want to be able to give every school an opportunity to build a relationship with. When I make my choice, I want to be solid. I'm just laid back and want to have a relationship with everyone, it's hard, though."
In terms of where U-M stands in his recruitment, Eze isn't sure whether he will visit Ann Arbor unofficially in the future. However, it appears that the Wolverines will receive an official visit from the offensive lineman this fall, citing that he wants to feel the football experience in the fall to get a better feel of what the program has to offer.
"I don't know but I think I'll hit Michigan for an official," Eze said. "I feel like it's on the other side of the country and I want to see football. I want to be able to see football, the facilities and what the stadium looks like (in the fall.) so I don't know. I think I might want to go on Michigan for an official."
Whether he will take all five official visits remains to be seen, when asked whether he will take all five, Eze was non-committal towards the idea. Replying with a "maybe, maybe not" mentality.
It appears there's a long way to go in this recruitment.
Interview conducted by Danny Parker
2017 OL K'rojhn Calbert also camped with Michigan and said the following about the Wolverines: "Michigan said they loved me," Calbert said. "They said I will have to keep in contact with them."