Younger Bro is UCLA Prospect

Kebin Umodu, the 6-2, 240-pound defensive end from Covina (Calif.) South Hills, is the younger brother of current UCLA linebacker Tobi Umodu, and the younger sibling already has a Pac-10 scholarship offer. Umodu talked to us about his recruitment and favorite schools...

Covina (Calif.) South Hills defensive end Kebin Umodu (6-2, 240) may be a familiar name in the recruiting circles, thanks to a family member.

Umodu is the younger brother of UCLA linebacker Tobi Umodu and the younger sibling is making a name for himself, holding a Pac-10 scholarship offer and receiving strong interest from a host of schools in the West, including his brother's school.

"Oregon is my only offer so far, but I hear a lot from Colorado, UCLA, California and some from USC," said Umodu. "Those have been the main schools that I get letters from, but I could start hearing from some more."

Umodu said that his interest in UCLA is legitimate and that he wouldn't mind joining Tobi in college, but that even if the Bruin staff offered, he's in no particular hurry to make a decision.

"I have serious interest in UCLA but I don't know about an offer coming from them," said Umodu. "Tobi decided really early (he was UCLA's first commit in the class of 2006) but I want to look around and take some trips before I decide."

The top five schools for Umodu are the five schools he's been hearing from. "I would say that my top five right now in order is Oregon, UCLA, USC, Cal and then Colorado."

Playing defensive tackle for the Huskies, Umodu said he's likely going to be an end in college. Unlike his brother, though, he anticipates staying on the defensive line. "I play both tackle and end, they switch me up for games, but I've never played linebacker before and I don't think I'd play there in college," said Umodu.

This spring, Umodu is planning on being at the Scout.com Combine at the Home Depot Center and could camp at UCLA as well.

He's coming off an all-CIF season as a junior in which he had 87 tackles and two sacks.

Academically, he has a 3.4 GPA and will take the SAT this spring.


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