Huskies in pursuit of Oregon defensive end

One of the fastest rising stars in the northwest region as well as the country has been David Douglas (Portland) DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa and he's got the offers to prove it. One of the schools who stepped up with an offer very early on was Washington and caught up with the talented pass-rusher and he updated us on things including what interest he has in the Dawgs…

"I got offered by (Washington) a little while ago," Odighizuwa said on Thursday night. "They wanted me to come up for their junior day on March 14th, but I have to take the SAT that day so I couldn't go.

"I haven't spoken to them yet. They've actually been talking to my coach. They told him they like me a lot though and that I would be a good fit in their defense."

Apparently, several other schools see him as a good fit for their defenses as well.

Odighizuwa has offers from Florida, Oregon, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Stanford to go along with his offer from the Huskies.

"It's real flattering to get so much attention for what I did last year, but I'm not getting a big head about it," Odighizuwa said. "I'm just going to work hard and see where things go."

Odighizuwa hit the camp scene pretty hard as a junior, so he said he doesn't anticipate making any plans to attend them this spring and summer.

"I'm not sure if I will do any of that," Odighizuwa said. "I know I want to take some official visits and stuff like that before I commit.

"I'm sorta looking to leave the state I think, but if I were to stay in-state I wouldn't be upset about that. It's all about making sure I find a school that has everything I like.

"It has to be a good school, has to have a good program and it has to be a place I feel comfortable in."

So where does that leave Washington?

"I never really watched football until I was in like fifth grade, so I never really liked one team over another," Odighizuwa said. "I'm interested in Washington, but I don't know much about them right now. I might go up there for an unofficial visit, but I'm not real sure about that, we'll see."

As a junior in 2008, Odighizuwa earned Defensive Player of the Year in the Mt. Hood Conference after he racked up 96 tackles (73 solo) with 22 for loss and 18 sacks.

"I feel I'm better at pass-rushing, but I take pride in stopping the run too," Odighizuwa said. "I will always be working to get better and to become the best player I can become. It's not like I will say ‘I'm good at this or that' and then not put in the work to get better.

"That isn't how I think."

Odighizuwa said he doesn't plan to make his decision until after his senior year at Douglas and that he expects to take all five of his official visits before he commits to a school.

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