Huskies Make Impression On Obinnah

One of the top athletes in the state of Colorado, Grandview (Aurora, Co.) ATH Chukwuma Obinnah, was in Seattle over the weekend to see what Washington had to offer. After spending a couple of days in the Emerald City, the talented athlete tells that the Huskies have made a good first impression on him...

"I came up there with my mom and we had a great time there," Obinnah told "She and I got to spend some time in the city and look around and see different places and stuff and then when I got to see the facilities and the program and meet with the coaches, it was really impressive.

"Overall, the trip was outstanding."

Obinnah did not walk away with an offer, but said that he plans to return this summer to do his best to make an impression upon the coaches.

"I have known the coaches there for over a year," Obinnah said. "I got to know them really well when they were at Boise State and now that they are at Washington, I definitely want to keep up with them and make sure they know I am interested."

Obinnah, who has yet to receive an offer from a school, has been on a bit of a trek the past couple of weeks, visiting several Pac 12 programs and he said he plans to visit even more in the coming weeks.

"I'm going to get out and see Colorado and Colorado State because they are my in-state schools and then Wyoming, Kansas and Kansas State are all pretty close," Obinnah said. "I need to get in touch with the coaches at those schools and start my relationships with them, so they can get to know me and I can understand what they have going on at their schools and in their programs.

"All of them seem to like me, but they are wanting to evaluate me more so I just have to keep working hard to prove myself."

As a junior last fall, Obinnah played in eight of the Wolves' 12 games, having to sit out the first four games of the season due to transfer rules.

"I was over at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Co.) and when you transfer, you have to sit out half of the regular season," Obinnah noted. "We had nine games in our season, so I had to sit out the first four and then when I came back, I sorta had to make up for lost time."

And did he ever.

While playing in just eight games, the talented runner toted the rock 166 times for 1,123 yards and 11 touchdowns and on defense he totaled 10 tackles from his strong safety/outside linebacker spot.

As noted above, Obinnah plans to hit the camp circuit this summer and he hopes that some offers start to roll in after he shows the coaches what he can do.

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