Onuoha Taking it to the Wire

Mike Onuoha, a three star defensive end out of Edmond, Oklahoma, is newly offered by the Oklahoma Sooners. With his decision narrowed down to two schools, Missouri and Oklahoma, these next two weekends of visits will be the deciding factor.

Only weeks before national signing day, Mike Onuoha has received an offer from the seven-time National Championship school, the University of Oklahoma. Obviously too tempting to overlook, Onuoha has given Missouri, a long time interest and previous offer, some serious competition as it is coming down to the wire.

There is a bit of background between Onuoha and Oklahoma, but the contact has been fairly weak- until recently. Onuoha attended a camp at Oklahoma during the summer and expressed major interest, but Oklahoma didn't show much attention throughout his high school season. Now that signing day is around the corner, Bob Stoops and his staff decided they needed someone like Onuoha to be a part of their program.

Onuoha has shown significant improvement and feels it is what could have possibly earned him this new offer.

"I feel like I got 100 times better this past high school season," Onuoha said. "Our new coaching staff we got this year made a huge difference in my play."

With great enthusiasm about this new offer, Onuoha still is not leaning in either direction between the two schools. He will let his upcoming visits make the final call.

"I have been offered by Missouri and Oklahoma, and I am about 50/50 right now," explained Onuoha. "I want to wait until I go on both visits to make a decision."

A key element in his decision will be the style of defense run by the program. In a prior interview, Onuoha has already expressed major excitement in Missouri's defensive strategy.

"Missouri rushes a lot, and I like that," he previously stated.

Onuoha will be visiting Missouri this weekend (the weekend of the 20th), and the weekend of January 27th he will be going to visit Oklahoma. Two crucial back-to-back weekends for Onuoha to help him decide which place will ultimately be his new home.

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