Ezeh "Heavily Considering" a U-M Commitment

Obi Ezeh of Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., could possibly be the next player to pledge for Michigan after recently receiving an offer from the Wolverines. According to Catholic Central head coach Tom Passinault, the talented scholar/athlete is "heavily considering" Michigan.

According to Catholic Central head coach Tom Passinault, Obi Ezeh has three offers to date - Indiana, Western Michigan, and Michigan. He received his offer from the Wolverines last week. "He was excited about the offer, and is heavily considering (Michigan)," Passinault said in an e-mail to GoBlueWolverine.com.

Passinault reports Ezeh at 6-foot-1, 219-pounds with a 4.62 in the 40. "Most schools are recruiting him as an athlete," Passinault said. "He is willing to play linebacker, running back, or tight end. Obi is 255-yards from being our school's all-time rushing leader."

Playing on a tender ankle this fall, Ezeh has been playing running back for Cathlic Central and has rushed for just under 100 yards per game (90+ ypg).

Ezeh also took up rugby, and has excelled in that as well. "A lot of kids at our school have developed a love for rugby and it's something physical to do when they're not playing football," Passinault told the Grand Rapids Press. "Obi picked up the game and it's really helped him as a runner in football, especially with his open-field running."

He is also receiving national attention in that sport as well, having made the first cut for a spot on the national team at a camp in Elkhart, Ind., held in July. Ezeh will travel to Arizona in December for the final cut. "I like rugby a lot," Ezeh said. "It's kind of like football, but there's no blocking and you have to do some things by yourself. Football is more structured and rugby is a very disciplined sport with a lot of different rules that you have to follow."

Ezeh is academically qualified, Passinault said, with a 3.2 grade-point average and a score of 24 on the ACT. Obi's mother is a professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.

And, Passinault adds, "Obi has camped at Michigan the last three years and has always been a U-M fan."

Catholic Central is 6-1 and hosts Creston tonight.

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Ezeh soon, and will be looking for him at Saturday's Penn State game as well.

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