Obiozor Has Two Leaders

Named the top defensive line prospect at the Texas Nike Camp last spring, Pearland, Texas's <b>Cyril Obiozor</b> is getting recruited by a list of seven schools, but says he has two that are tied for the lead...

The phone keeps ringing for Pearland (Texas) High defensive line prospect Cyril Obiozor (6-3, 240) since college coaches could contact recruits as of September 1st. And on the other end he's listening to mostly seven schools.

"Since September 1st, I've basically heard from UCLA, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Kansas State and Iowa," said Obiozor.

From that list, Obiozor has narrowed choices down to four. "UCLA and Oklahoma State are tied for #1, and A&M and Wisconsin are tied for #3. I really like UCLA and Oklahoma State a lot," said Obiozor.

Originally, Obiozor had planned to visit UCLA this weekend, for the Illinois game, but because his Pearland team has no byes, he was unable to schedule his trip. "I'll go out there when the season is done," he said.

In his first game of the season, playing along the defensive line, Obiozor had what he called an "okay" game, garnering 5 tackles and one sack. "They weren't that good of a team, that's why I am disappointed. But I'll do better this weekend."

Obiozor got on the Bruins radar when coach Eric Bieniemy made the move from Colorado to UCLA. Bieniemy was recruiting Obiozor to CU at the time, and kept recruiting him when he became a UCLA coach. "Coach Bieniemy has been recruiting me since my sophomore year when he was at Colorado. He is still recruiting me to UCLA and I have always liked UCLA. He is a great coach, and a great person. And I don't mind leaving the state for school."

At the College Station Nike Camp, Obizor was named the top DL 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.

Obizor has a 3.1 GPA and scored a 1000 on his SAT, fully qualifying him for colle

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