Portland (Ore.) David Douglas defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa (6-2, 254) knows the value of going to the U.S. Army National Combine and using that as a launching point.
His older brother, Owa, was an all-combine selection in January of 2009 and a year later, was a U.S. Army All-American.
The younger Odighizuwa was in San Antonio last weekend for the Army Combine, and hoping to have the same kind of success.
“The Army Combine is a great opportunity and I’m really happy I could go and I’m just trying to make the most of it,” said Odighizuwa.
While he was in San Antonio, Odighizuwa also got to see his older brother play his final game at UCLA in the Alamo Bowl.
“It is cool that I could go down to San Antonio and get to see my brother play one last time,” said Odighizuwa.
And Odighizuwa is hoping that there is an opportunity to play at the same school his brother did.
“I would definitely go to UCLA,” said Odighizuwa. “That would be a great place to go. I know it was good for Owa and my family really likes it. Wherever I can go and get a good education and study engineering, I’m going to consider.”
Odighizuwa said he’s heard from UCLA as well as a couple of other Pac-12 schools.
While he’s waiting for his first offer, Odighizuwa said he’ll be patient.
“Not a lot of people know about me yet, but I’m hoping that will change,” said Odighizuwa. “I’m hopeful that I can get some college offers this spring and some exposure and get schools looking at me.”
Odighizuwa said he’s going to be active on the camp circuit.
“I want to go to the Oregon State camp, the UCLA camp and the Nike Camp,” said Odighizuwa. “And maybe more.”
Odighizuwa plays defensive tackle and on the offensive line and hopes to stay on defense in college.
“I play defensive tackle, but I can play defensive end,” said Odighizuwa. “Either one is good. I just want to play defensive line in general. I want to put on some more weight and get taller.”
Odighizuwa was named the Mount Hood Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.