Owa plans on visiting four more schools

He doesn't have an official visit date set, yet, but defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa from Douglas High in Portland told SCPlaybook tonight, he will definitely take an official visit to USC after the season.

"I still plan on visiting USC and it will definitely happen after the season," said Odighizuwa . "I like everything about USC and I like what the defensive line coach is doing with his players. I also like Coach (Rocky) Seto and talk to him every Monday".

Although USC isn't a football program Odighizuwa has been following for very long, a spring visit from defensive coordinator Rocky Seto and a meeting with Odighizuwa's head coach, was enough to convince him USC was a school he wanted to visit.

" I've only really been keeping up with USC since the middle of last year and decided to take an official visit after they visited my school," Odighizuwa said. "They talked to my head coach and I just got a real good feeling about them."

We asked Odighizuwa what his impression of USC's defensive line coach, Jethro Franklin, and the play of the USC defensive line was?

"I think Coach (Jethro) Franklin is a very good coach, an intense coach and their defensive line is one of the best," said Odighizuwa.

Although California didn't play all that well the weekend Odighizuwa officially visited with USC defeating the Bears 31-3, he said he still had a good visit.

"It went pretty good," said Odighizuwa about his official visit to California. "The game wasn't as well played as I thought, but it was a good visit."

Odighizuwa's next official visit will be to UCLA (Nov. 7), then he'll visit Nebraska (Nov. 21) and Florida when the Gators play Florida State (Nov. 28). He said he'll visit USC sometime in December and will be his final official visit.

Scout.com's No. 14 ranked defensive end has offers from many of the top programs in the country, but when it comes time to make a decision on a school, there will be three important factors he's looking for.

"I'm just looking for a school where I can get better as a player and a person," said Odighizuwa. "I'm also looking for a place where I can get a good academic education."

Odighizuwa has taken unofficial visits to Oregon in the past and he will be in Eugene on Saturday when the Trojans are in town. He was asked if the trip to Oregon was in part because he'll have another opportunity to see USC play again?

"Yes, definitely," Odighizuwa said.


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