Oregon DE Loves UCLA Visit

Portland (Ore.) Douglas defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa is back from his official trip to UCLA and the four-star pass-rusher raved about his time in Los Angeles...

Portland (Ore.) Douglas defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa took in his second official visit, and like his first one, it was to the Golden State.

Odighizuwa visited UCLA over the weekend, having visited Cal last month, and was impressed with his time in Los Angeles.

"I really enjoyed my visit down there, it was great," said Odighizuwa. "As far as the UCLA area goes, I thought it was real nice and was real beautiful. That part of town was real nice. L.A. was very cool. My host was Keenan Graham."

Odighizuwa said the players and coaches stood out to him.

"What stood out most was just how friendly the players are, and how humble they are, and how welcoming they are," said Odighizuwa. "And I liked how Coach (Rick) Neuheisel is confident and a real genuine guy. And Coach (Todd) Howard was really cool. I spent a lot of time with Coach Neuheisel and Coach Howard. And I got to talk with Coach (Chuck) Bullough a lot too. A lot of things stood out to me, it wasn't just anything in particular."

It was Odighizuwa's first time in Los Angeles and first time at the Rose Bowl.

"The Rose Bowl was pretty cool," said Odighizuwa. "I'm sure it's more wilder than that if it was a huge game."

The trip bolstered UCLA's chances with him.

"Visit wise, this was the best and I loved UCLA a lot," said Odighizuwa. "That's why I'm taking all of the official visits, so I can see which school I love the most."

Odighizuwa will be tripping to Nebraska on November 21st than to Florida the following weekend. USC will get a visit from him in December.

"I took unofficial trips to Oregon and Oregon State because they were closer to home, and I'm most definitely considering staying in-state," said Odighizuwa. "Coach (Chip) Kelly agrees with me that it's important to take all of my trips."

Odighizuwa has an ideal timeline in place.

"When I decide, it will probably be at the end of December, but I'll probably announce it at the U.S. Army Game," said Odighizuwa. "But I'm focused on those seven schools (the two in-state programs and the five other's he's visiting)."

Odighizuwa was thrilled to be invited to the U.S. Army Game.

"I never thought it in a million years I'd be playing in that game," said Odighizuwa. "I saw it for the first time my sophomore year, when Terrelle Pryor was playing in it and I thought it was cool that all the top recruits were in it. I told myself it would be nice to play in it, never thinking I'd play in it. I pretty much made it a goal to get nominated, but to play in the game is really special."


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