"Yesterday I got offers from SMU, Nebraska and UCLA," Oduegwu reported. "I already had offers from LSU, Tulsa, BYU, Missouri and Texas Tech."
The 5-foot-10 and 180 pound Oduegwu is a lock-down cornerback that also supports the run as he does cover receivers downfield. He put up some amazing stats last year with 152 tackles (30 for loss), two interceptions and recorded an amazing 15 pass break-ups.
It's that ability to cover receivers as well as support the run that have Oduegwu playing cover safety at camp at Kansas State. He was supposed to attend a three-day camp at Texas starting today, but it was his family's interest for safety that he not make the trip.
His 4.5 speed in the 40 has Ishie saying that his biggest strength on the field is his speed. "I can run. My skills have got a lot better since I attended the camp. But I think my speed. If I got beat at the line of scrimmage I'm able to catch up when I play cornerback."
Ishie is looking at the big picture when he gets ready to make his college decision. "Academics are first; the academic program. Look at what type of defense they run. I will look at the coaching staff and surrounded by good players who are like a family."
Distance will not be a factor in his decision. It's obvious by who are on top of his leader board currently.
"My top three are LSU, Texas and Miami. I don't have offers from Texas and Miami, but I get a lot of attention from them. They write me all of the time."
As of right now UCLA, LSU, Miami, and Nebraska are said to be his leaders for official visits this fall. He does not plan on taking an official to Texas just because of the distance.
"Coach Turner Gill has been recruiting me from Nebraska. He came down to the school and saw me and I have spoke to him a couple of times."
"I like Nebraska a lot. They have a good defense. I've always liked Nebraska. I like watching them play."