Get Ready To Be Impressed With Ogbongbemiga

Amen Ogbongbemiga, the cousin of All-American Emmanuel Ogbah, may be one of the most underrated players to sign with the Cowboys in February.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has told the media several times that he believes this will be one of the best recruiting classes in his tenure. The recruiting services don't believe that, just check out their rankings. The fans and the public don't believe that because so many of them buy into the rankings of networks like Scout and the stars and Oklahoma State currently has no four- or five-star commitments.

You have to see it to believe it and I can accept that. I've said prospects like Tulsa (Booker T. Washington) running back Justice Hill, Jenks all-around standout Dillon Stoner, and offensive linemen like Teven Jenkins of Topeka, Tyler Brown from Lexington, Oklahoma, Matt Kegel from Minnesota, and Dylan Galloway of Coppell, Texas are underrated. Watch the tape, check the size.

But maybe the most underrated recruit on the Cowboys commitment list is from Canada. Amen Ogbongbemiga is pushing 6-2 and he is closer to 215 pounds than he is 205. He looks the part in every way. He just couldn't get many schools to look north. 

"That was the problem initially, but then I felt that I could get attention down here," Ogbongbemiga admitted on Sunday before leaving Stillwater after his official visit to Oklahoma State. "I sent my film down to E-Man (Emmnauel Ogbah, his cousin) and I told him, 'could you help me out a little bit?' and he said, 'you seem like you can play a little bit.' He gave it coach [Glenn] Spencer who said, 'he's good but I'm not sure about the competition.' Then he got me down for a camp and I got an offer."

Two aspects that we have hit on with football in Canada besides the competition not being as skilled or advanced is that you play on a larger field, wider and 110 yards long. You also play two seasons, school in the fall and club in the spring. 

"Each season, my last high school season we had double digit games like 11 and 12," he said. "There is no spring season your senior year but previously every spring we would have an extra seven or eight games and that really helped me build my craft."

Amen said he admires his cousin because he really got the job done. He has been locked into Oklahoma State and it is important to note that Ogbongbemiga grew up in Houston until several years ago when the family moved to Canada, so he started playing football in Texas. He's not totally a product of Canadian football. 

"I play with energy and I like to make big plays and I am willing to put in the work to do that," he added.

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