Lee HS DL Amobi Okoye

[Premium Article] Gene's Page recently interviewed Lee High School (Huntsville, AL) defensive lineman Amobi Okoye. Amobi is a 6-2, 275-pounder with 4.9 speed in the forty. This past season Amobi recorded 60 tackles including 9 sacks. A two-year starter, he had 114 career tackles and 14 sacks.

I'm calling to get a recruiting update on you. I've heard you are being recruited by Mississippi State. Is that correct?
"Yeah."

What is your height and weight?
"6-2, 275."

What is your forty speed?
"4.9."

What position do you play on the defensive line?
"Defensive tackle and defensive end."

What do the college coaches like about you?
"My work ethic and my hands. They also like that I'm not on the ground much."

What position is Mississippi State recruiting you for?
"Defensive tackle and end."

What other schools are recruiting you?
"UAB, Louisville, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Auburn."

What schools have offered scholarships?
"All of the schools that I just mentioned."

Have you set up any official visits?
"Mississippi State the 24th or 31st. I've also set up a visit with UAB on the 10th."

Thanks for talking with me, Amobi.
"Thanks."


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