Obiozor High On Bruins

Having established a relationship with the UCLA coaches who were at Colorado, elite defensive lineman <b>Cyril Obiozor</b> from Texas seems to be a good fit for the Bruins. He reveals who are his leaders...

Cyril Obiozor, 6-4, 240, Pearland (Tex.) High, was named the top defensive linemen at the Nike Camp in College Station, which happened to have a large presence of UCLA coaches in attendance. Since then, Obiozor has gotten a lot of attention from the Bruin staff, and Obiozor has UCLA in his top three.

"Coach Bieniemy has been recruiting me since my sophomore year when he was at Colorado," Obiozor said. "But now that he is at UCLA, he is still recruiting me and I have always liked UCLA. I did well at the Nike Camp and the UCLA coaches saw me. They lead with Oklahoma State and Wisconsin."

Along with those three, Obiozor also likes Pittsburgh, Missouri, Texas and Texas A&M.

As for the Bruins, Obiozor's history with Bieniemy has allowed the Bruins to make a strong push for him. "I really like Coach EB. He is a great coach, loves the game. I want to go out to UCLA for an official visit. It's a great school, and academic wise, one of the best. I want to major in engineering or computer science, and I hear UCLA has a great engineering program."

At the College Station Nike Camp, Obizor was named the top defensive lineman after recording a 4.81 forty, a 4.21 shuttle, 18 reps in the bench and a 31.9 vertical, while also dominating in the drills. "I was real happy with how I did at the Nike Camp. I got a lot of attention from it."

While Obizor can play either defensive line position, he would prefer defensive end, where he can do more pass rushing, while also playing some tight end if possible. However, he knows his offensive chances will probably be limited in college, concentrating mostly on defense.

Obiozor's timetable for a decision is pretty open-ended. He said, "I want to take a few trips, and after those, will make my decision."

Obizor has a 3.08 GPA and scored a 1,000 on his SAT, fully qualifying him for college.


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