BREAKING: Outside LB Nnamdi Oguayo is a Coug

DURING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT over the weekend, outside linebacker prospect Nnamdi Oguayo said he felt at home while out on the Palouse. And moments ago, the 6-3, 210-pounder informed CF.C that after discussion with his parents, he let the Cougar coaching staff know he’ll be signing with them on Wednesday.

Nnamdi Oguayo will suit up for Washington State next season.

“I’m a Coug,” the Maryland product said Monday evening. “When I was out there, the coaching staff felt like family. The players were great too and they make you want to get better both on and off the field. They’re athletes, but their grades are phenomenal. I liked that a lot.”

Oguayo racked up scholarship offers this recruiting cycle from Indiana, Pitt, Illinois, Louisville, Purdue, South Florida and Temple. He took official visits to Indiana, Pitt and WSU, but his experience in Pullman really stood out, he said.

“There are really no distractions over there,” Oguayo said. “At first when you get in town, it’s just open space, but when you get to the city everything is about the school. The great thing about Pullman is you don’t have to worry about anything other than football and your school work. I’ll be focused.”

ALTHOUGH OGUAYO INFORMED CF.C of his commitment on Monday evening, he said he actually made the call to new WSU outside linebackers coach Roy Manning on Sunday night to give him the good news.

“I spoke with Coach Manning and Jarrail Jackson to let them know,” Oguayo said. “They were both really happy to find out I committed. They were excited and I think the other coaches were as well. They said they can’t wait to get me on campus.

“I knew I was going to commit while I was on my visit. I just had to come home and talk with my parents first. I spoke with my mom about it on Saturday, but then let my dad know more about it last night on the way home. They’re both really happy too.”

The Cougs are recruiting Oguayo as a BUCK linebacker. Prior to his visit, he told CF.C there were a few things the Cougar coaches liked in particular about his game.

“Leach and the other coaches like how I use my speed and my hands a lot on the field,” Oguayo said. “I like putting pressure on the quarterback.”

And he’ll have the opportunity to do just that in the Pac-12 for the next 4-5 years.

“This is all really exciting for me,” Oguayo said. “This is a new chapter in my life and I can’t wait for my future as a Coug.”

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