4-star defensive end talks SMU, recruitment

2016 four-star Allen defensive end Levi Onwuzurike talked with Pony Stampede at The Opening about SMU and his recruitment.

Four-Star Allen defensive end Levi Onwuzurike came out to The Opening Dallas regional to focus on his 1-on-1 reps against some of the best linemen in the country. Onwuzurike talked about the long grind of camp season.

“It’s a lot different from last year. A lot more football involved,” the 2016 defensive end said. “You’re going to camps here and there, you’re working 24/7 and you don’t really have time for anything.”

While talking with Pony Stampede before The Opening, Onwuzurike talked about the positive vibe around SMU’s football program that he saw on his junior day visit.

“It was good. I liked it. The feeling around there. All the kids were happy and there was no sadness in there,” the 6-3, 230-pound end said. “They seemed like they were trying to build something new and I liked that.”

Onwuzurike plans to make a couple SMU spring practices when he can.

Chad Morris and defensive backs coach Jess Loepp have been keeping up with Onwuzurike the most this spring. Loepp is like a brother to the four-star lineman.

“He’s chill, he’s like a bro to me. We don’t just talk about football. He talks about how he can school me on the court.”

Arkansas and Oklahoma are two schools Onwuzurike he plans on visiting and none of the schools he’s visited are standing out.

“I wouldn’t say any stand out because I haven’t been to many so I have to compare, but Baylor, TCU, schools like that.”

Onwuzurike did take a visit to Texas Tech a couple weeks ago for their junior day and has Tech, "pretty high up.".

“Great visit,” Onwuzurike told RaiderPower.com. “I liked the size (of campus) and everything seemed new.”

Onwuzurike plans to take all of his official visits to the out-of-state schools and decide after his senior season.

Onwuzurike ranks at the No. 25 defensive end in the country and No. 222 overall prospect in America. Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Iowa State, Michigan, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt have all offered.

Onwuzurike in 2016 State Title Game (#95)

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