Texas Tech extended another defensive line offer last week, to 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia of Katy Taylor High School in the Houston area.
"Coach Jamison had seen me at practice around two or three weeks ago, he was telling me how I had really improved from my film. It was night and day, he said. He came to see me two days ago and got some information about me, said hi and stuff. Later that day, I called him and he offered me. He was just telling me I would be a really nice addition, I would be a good nose guard there. Just stuff like that."
Ogbonnia has family ties to the school.
"I have family there, I have a brother and a sister that are going there right now. I've taken a visit or two there before but not like a football visit to see the facilities and stuff like that. I definitely enjoy the campus."
Does Texas Tech stand out to him because of that?
"Yes, definitely because I have family there. It would be pretty cool us all being there at the same time."
Will Ogbonnia be taking a visit back to Tech soon?
"Most likely some time in the fall, yes."
Several other schools are in contact with the defensive tackle at this point.
"Ole Miss, the University of Texas, A&M, SMU, and Baylor too."
Does Ogbonnia have a timeline for making a decision?
"I don't really know yet. I'll probably try to make it in December or early next year."
The defender described what he is looking for in a school at the next level.
"Just another place I can call home and be comfortable, adapt to quickly, stuff like that."
Academics are also important to the big junior as he has already done research into what he wants to major in.
"Yeah, I probably want to be a petroleum engineer or get a law degree."