Less than a week after his older brother, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, played his final game in a UCLA uniform, Portland (Ore.) David Douglas 2016 defensive end Osa Odighizuwa was given an opportunity to follow in his big brother's footsteps.
"UCLA offered me," said Odighizuwa. "Coach Angus McClure, the defensive line coach, offered."
It was the first offer for Odighizuwa, and he said he was thrilled to get one, especially from the Bruins.
"It was very relieving," said Odighizuwa. "I'm glad we just got to touch base and talk too."
Odighizuwa was in San Antonio last weekend for the U.S. Army Combine and that night, saw his brother play for the last time at UCLA in the Bruins win in the Alamo Bowl.
The younger Odighizuwa said he let his brother know the good news, too.
"Owa said he was really proud of me," said Odighizuwa.
Odighizuwa said that he was offered as a defensive lineman, with no specific position. He plays defensive tackle and on the offensive line for David Douglas.
"Coach McClure didn't say what position, but when we talk next time, I'll probably know," said Odighizuwa.
Odighizuwa is also an elite wrestler, winning the state heavyweight title as a sophomore and a national championship as well.