4-Star Linebacker also productive running back.

Michael Okwo, 6-0, 205 pound linebacker from Manhatten Beach (Calif,) Mira Costa is being recruited strictly as a linebacker but he has been one of the state's best running backs since his sophomore year.

Okwo played just defense in week one to rest a hip flexor injury but exploded last week rushing 15 times for 187 yards and a two touchdowns in the Mustangs 35-6 win over Warren. Okwo looked strong on defense as well and is arguably the quickest 'backer in the state. He flies to the football and is a big time hitter when he gets there.

Okwo has four-star as rated by TheInsiders.com and is the number 22 linebacker nationally. USC, UCLA and Oregon State have offered Okwo a scholarship. Okwo lists the three offering schools along with Boston Colloge, Stanford and Oregon as schools he is interested in.

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