VINCENT OGHOBAASE, DT, 6'6, 300, 5.1, ALIEF, TEXAS (HASTINGS HS):
Without question, Vince Oghobaase is one of the very best players in Texas. And the fact that he a defensive tackle makes him that much more of a hot commodity for college recruiters next year. What many feel is an added plus for Oghobaase is that he is a raw talent, starting for the first time last year.
"I was able to prove myself in my first varsity season and I think I have shown that I can play pretty well, "said Oghobaase. "Our coaches told me that Friday night would be a lot different than anything that I ever experienced, but I didn't it find it that way. I used my size and quickness to whip my opponent, and on most nights it wasn't that hard to make the transition to Friday night football. The only different was the fan population and the interest in our game, but as far as football goes I didn't find it that difficult."
Oghobaase can bench 325 pounds, squat 500 and he letters in hoops. Oghobaase also throws the discus in track. Oghobasse has never attended a summer camp before, but plans to be at the Nike camp in College Station and he hopes to attend a camp at the University of Houston as well.
Oghobaase has been offered by nine schools thus far and is trying to keep an open mind.
"I really don't want to rule out anybody because I need to really get a feel from a number of different schools on what they have to offer," said Oghobaase. "I went to the LSU and Texas A&M junior days and both of those schools were nice. I also like Miami, Oklahoma, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Texas, Duke, Iowa, Michigan and Kansas.
"Oklahoma offered recently and I was really pleased when they did. I watched Tommie Harris and I know he has left their program early and he is getting ready to be a top five pick in the NFL draft. I like how OU uses their defensive tackles as they are allowed to make plays and are always rushing up field. I want to go to a school that has real active d-linemen and Oklahoma always does that.
"I don't have a No. 1 choice right now, and I probably won't until I take my visits and then sit down with my coach and think things over. Out of all the schools that are recruiting me right now Texas A&M is recruiting me the hardest."
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