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OL Grad Transfer Officially Visiting UCLA

Jun 1 -- As Bruin Report Online has been reporting, an offensive line graduate transfer is going through the process of finding his new school, and is on his way to an official visit to UCLA...

Sunny Odogwu, the graduate transfer offensive lineman from Miami, is on his way to an official visit to UCLA.

Odogwu, the 6-8, 320-pounder, just finished with an official visit to Michigan. 


Odogwu started 14 games for Miami over the course of a few years and, after returning from a broken leg he suffered during last season, was expected to start for Miami at right tackle as a senior in 2017.  He opted, however, to leave Miami and utilized the NCAA graduate transfer rule, which allows for a player that has graduated to transfer to another school for his last year of eligibility without having to sit out a season.


Odogwu is also considering Maryland and could possibly visit there officially before deciding.

For UCLA, Odogwu could be absolutely critical for its offensive line this season.  The UCLA OL is thin, particularly at tackle, and given what we saw of it in spring practice, there is a good opportunity for Odogwu to start at right tackle and make a big impact on UCLA's season.  

UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, who is the former offensive coordinator at Miami, is the connection and attraction to UCLA for Odogwu, according to those sources. 

Odogwu has a bachelor's degree in human resources management, and wants to work toward a graduate degree in international administration. Apparently, Odogwu's academics make him a good candidate for a UCLA grad program.

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