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Coug 3-star LB verbal Chima Onyeukwu turns down Oregon trip offer

FUTURE COUGAR LINEBACKER Chima Onyeukwu had an offer to go on an official visit to another school this weekend. He tells CF.C he turned it down.

Orlando, unlike much of the country,  is expected to be in 70s this weekend. 

And former Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, now the head coach at Central Florida, wanted Contra Costa linebacker and WSU verbal pledge Chima Onyeukwu to come out on a visit this weekend.

Onyeukwu, however, is staying put.

“I’m all set, I’m ready to sign with WSU – I’m ready to become a Cougar,” Onyeukwu told CF.C.

Onyeukwu (6-3, 220) said he has one last in-home visit scheduled on Thursday, when WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will be coming by.

Onyeukwu, who verbally committed to WSU back in August, could play WIL or RUSH at Washington State, or even get some reps inside. He fits Grinch's system to a tee as an outside linebacker-type who can rapidly cover a lot of ground.

Onyeukwu was named first-team all-Pacific 7 this season after posting 57 tackles (40 solo) with seven sacks and 11 TFL in 10 games.

Scout.com ranks him the No. 55 overall junior college prospect nationally.  ESPN, which ranked Cougar safety Shalom Luani at No. 40 nationally last year in their JUCO rankings, slots Onyeukwu at No. 38 and four stars.

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