Obinna Eze leaning toward in-state SEC program?

Obinna Eze has the length and athleticism to develop into a big-time blocker on the collegiate level. See what the Scout three-star prospect said about potentially staying in state for his next step.

ALOCA, Tenn. — Obinna Eze got a scholarship offer from Tennessee less than two months ago but the Volunteers are already on the Davidson Academy standout's mind, especially Tennessee offensive line coach Don Mahoney.

“I talked to him," Eze told InsideTennessee. "I feel pretty about him. I feel like he’s a good person. I feel like he’s straight to the point. I feel like I’m going to have a great relationship with him.”

The Scout No. 3-rated offensive tackle in the Volunteer State's 2017 class owns offers from Power 5 programs such as Auburn, Duke, LSU, Louisville and Kentucky but the Big Orange seems to have a slight edge with campus being located less than three hours from the Nigerian transplant's home in Nashville.

“We all know what Tennessee’s facilities look like and how beautiful it is," the 6-foot-7, 270-pounder said. "I’m just hoping at the end of the day if it works out, I’m going to be in Tennessee. But right now I don’t really have a clue when I’m going to commit.”

Learn more about Eze's recruitment and college interest by viewing the exclusive video interview above from the Tennessee Showcase on Sunday.

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