"If I had to choose a school today, I'd be leaning toward Michigan," said athlete Obi Ezeh (6-2, 220, 4.6), from Grand Rapids, Mich. "But really, I have to take a look at all of them in person and see which is the best fit for me before deciding.
"I have been loving the Wolverines for a long time. I love their football tradition and their coaching. That will be a big part of my decision. I like their coaching staff and the opportunity to go in and play early, depending on if I can adapt early to my position," he said.
Ezeh, of Catholic Central High School, named Michigan (offer), Michigan State, Indiana (offer), Wisconsin, Western Michigan (offer) and Eastern Michigan (offer) as his favorites.
"I think Michigan State is going to offer fairly soon, and Wisconsin has never really seen me play. We're trying to get a defensive tape out to them so they can see what I can do. I haven't been out there for a visit, but they have been talking to my coach and I regularly.
"A few of the coaches think I would best fit as a linebacker or defensive end or fullback. Then others think I would make a good running back. For me, it is probably going to be a close race for a school that offers me as a big running back or one which wants me as a linebacker. That's something that I will take into serious consideration," he said.
"First and foremost I am looking at education. Does the school offer the field I want to pursue? Then I am looking at what they offer position-wise, and the coaching staff. You have to get along well with the coaching staff since you are going to be with them for four to five years.
"I have an official visit set up to Michigan on Dec. 2 and I also have ones set to Indiana and Western Michigan, but I don't know the dates off the top of my head.
"I am trying to set up officials for after the season. We are in the playoffs and I am focusing my energy on that and leaving all this stress of recruiting behind until after the season. I haven't even been talking to many schools lately because I am just trying to maintain that focus on my high school team," Ezeh explained.
Catholic Central (9-1) is in their second round of playoffs this week with a home game against Comstock Park.
"I don't take a look at my stats until the end of the season, so I can't tell you what they are," Ezeh explained. "Plus, I was out for two to three games due to an ankle injury in the second game of the season, so my stats aren't what they should be this year. I am over the injury now, though."
3.6 GPA/22 ACT -- awaiting retake scores of Oct. "I just wanted to see if I can get a better score," he said.
Ezeh: "Leaning toward Michigan," Sets Visit
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