OSU Picks Up Commit From Ogbah's Cousin

Oklahoma State gained a commitment from Canada on Saturday as defensive end/linebacker prospect Amen Ogbongbemiga of Calgary (Notre Dame High School), Alberta committed to the Cowboys. Ogbongbemiga was in Stillwater earlier this month for a few days surrounding the Oklahoma State camps.

A huge plus is that Ogbongbemiga has excellent bloodlines to the OSU program as he is second cousins with Big 12 Defensive Linemen of the Year and 2015 preseason All-American defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.

"I committed to Oklahoma State," Ogbongbemiga confirmed when we asked if there had been any news with his recruitiment. "Yes for sure I'm excited."

The 6-1, 207-pound Ogbongbemiga said his trip to Stillwater was a positive experience and one he knew he would have to take.

"I knew I had to showcase myself and I did what I had to do at their camp," said Ogbongbemiga, who ran a forty right at 4.6 flat and he had a 5-10-5 agility drill that was 4.24.

"The visit and trip was fantastic and I love the campus," he added. "They are supposed to be a top college football program and the facilities live up to that."

As for his relationship to Ogbah, Ogbongbemiga said they are second cousins and they have known each other a long time. Ogbongbemiga moved to Canada in 2011 from Houston and he said he would have gone to the same high school that Ogbah attended (George Bush High School) had he stayed in Houston where his family was living.

"I know everything about him (Ogbah)," Ogbongbemiga said. "I've followed his career and all he has done at Oklahoma State, and I am really proud of him."

I've seen several Twitter messages from Ogbah that show he is proud of his Canadian cousin. He has stated that on Twitter.

There is a lot to be proud of as Ogbongbemiga explained to me that he plays two football seasons in Canada with one for his high school, Notre Dame, in the fall and the other in the spring for the Hilltoppers Midget Football Club.

"They are both shorter, so it comes out about the same," he explained. "Football is football even though we do play with the Canadian rules (110-yard and wider field with 12 players on each side of the ball and just three downs to make a first down). Actually, because of the bigger field you have to be in better condition in Canadian football."

Last season at Notre Dame, Ogbongbemiga and his teammates finished 9-0 and won the Alberta Provincial Championship beating Bev Facey Falcons 44-21 in the Alberta Bowl. Ogbongbemiga had 104 tackles with 13 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. He also had four fumbles forced and recovered two fumbles.

A good student, he plans on majoring in business or accounting.

Ogbongbemiga is the 10th commitment in the Cowboys 2016 recruiting class and he is the second linebacker, joining in with Devin Harper, who committed earlier this week from Knoxville, Tenn. That makes for five commitments on defense and five on offense. Ogbongbemiga is also the fourth verbal commitment for the Cowboys in June.


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