Texas Wide Out has Irish in Top Five

<P>Houston Texas is home to one of Texas' top wide receiver prospects in Chris Ogbonnaya. Ogbannaya plays his football at Strake Jesuit high school in Houston and is receiving a lot of attention from top schools including Notre Dame. </P>

Chris Ogbonnaya is listed as 6-1, 200 pounds. He says he runs a 4.49 40-yard dash. Last year he caught 22 passes for 527 yards and seven touchdowns. He also plays corner in high school where he registered 40 tackles last year.

His numbers have impressed quite a few schools. "I have offers from Texas, LSU and Stanford," said Ogbonnaya. "I have been hearing from Michigan, Florida, Ohio State, Florida State, pretty much all the top schools."

Ogbonnaya knows what he is looking for in a school. "I am looking for the best fit of academics and athletics," said Ogbonnaya who possesses a 3.5 core g.p.a. and will take the test this weekend.

The star wide receiver prospect has a list of five already but remains open to anyone. "I like Michigan, Texas, Stanford, Notre Dame and Florida right now. Texas is ranked number one in all-around programs. Stanford has great academics. Michigan is impressive academically and also Notre Dame is top-notch."

Ogbonnaya has been busy this spring and will be busy this summer. "I plan to camp at Michigan or Texas. I went to the UT spring game and I went to Michigan over spring break. I have a sister that goes there. I would like to see Notre Dame and Stanford and their coaches want me to camp there."

Ogbonnaya hasn't come up with a plan for recruiting yet. "I'm not sure when I will decide. If something happens over the summer and I feel like a school is the best school for me I might make a decision then. I just want to be patient and see what everyone has to offer."

Ogbonnaya says he just started playing football in high school. "I think making yards after the catch is what I do best. I like making people miss. Some of my teammates say I look like Andre Johnson out there but I don't know about that. I don't try to be like anyone on the field."

The Irish have been in contact with Ogbonnaya. "They write me and I talked to Coach Preston a while ago. I haven't spoken to Notre Dame in a while because they can't call me."

Comments. Chris is a real nice kid and would fit well in at Notre Dame. I do think the Irish have to make up some ground here. I think Texas and Michigan are going to be the teams to beat here but it's very early in the process.

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