Obinna Is A Player On The Rise

2016 East Los Angeles WR Iheanyi Obinna (6-5, 210) is a big wideout with a great story who has seen recruiting pick up over the past couple of weeks...

Obinna claims an offer from Washington and he has heard from Bowling Green and Kent State.

"Things have definitely started to pick up on the recruiting front for me," Obinna told JCFootball.com. "I have also been hearing a lot from some smaller schools, a few FCS programs, programs like that and I'm hopeful that more will start to offer."

As a sophomore this past season, Obinna used his large frame and strong hands to haul in 56 receptions for 845 yards and seven scores, leading the Huskies in all three categories.

"I'm a deep-ball threat," Obinna said. "When the ball is in the air, I have a ton of confidence that I'm going to be the one that comes down with it. It doesn't hurt that I am as big as I am, so it allows me to use my body well to shield the defender, but also I have the explosiveness to go up and get the ball and to make plays with the ball in my hands."

As a prep, Obinna handled a bad home life to graduate from Taft High School, but he was unable to get qualified for a scholarship to a four-year college, so he opted to join the one program he had a connection with in the JUCO ranks.

"I trained with one of our coaches in the summer and he suggested that I come over and join them," Obinna said. "I didn't know much about JCs, so I was just going on my prior relationship and I am glad that I came here because the staff works with the players and they do their best to get you ready for the next level."

Obinna is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2016.

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