Currently sitting at 4-1, the Grandview Wolves are in the thick of a very competitive Colorado 5A division. Further, the Wolves hit the meat of their schedule with road trips to Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek over the next three weeks. With these big games looming Grandview now has a shot in their offensive arm with the debut of running back Chukwuma Obinnah. A transfer from Regis Jesuit, Obinnah, per CHSAA rules, sat the first four games of the season. This past weekend, starting for Grandview, Obinnah did not disappoint averaging over ten yards a carry on the way to 183 yards and three scores in a win over a talented Eaglecrest squad.
At 6-0 210 pounds and self reporting a 4.39 forty yard dash, the 2015 prospect combines good size with breakaway speed. Injured part of last season at Regis and with only one game under his belt this season, film on Obinnah is limited, but what there is is intriguing. A north and south runner who wastes little time with moves, Obinnah runs through arm tackles with ease and does not avoid contact. Once the train gets on the track it does not stop. At the high school level defensive backs do not want to go heads up with this runner.
The next few weeks, facing Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek, two of Colorado's best defensive units, as well as potential playoff games, will allow for greater review of this very interesting prospect that has DI speed and size. If the production continues colleges will take note.