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Five-star makes a change in final three

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With signing day a scant eight days away things are getting a little tight for the services of five-star Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-3, 234) from Portland (Ore.) Douglas. He had narrowed things down to three schools, but last night his schools have changed.
Odighizuwa was looking at UCLA, Nebraska and Oregon, but Oregon has now been removed by the talented five-star and has been replaced by Oregon State.
What does he like about the last three standing?
"I like Nebraska's coaching staff a lot," Odighizuwa said. "Bo Pelini, the D-line coach (John Papuchis) and the D-coordinator (Carl Pelini).
"I like the same things about UCLA that I like about Nebraska," Odighizuwa said. "And the same is so with Oregon State.
"I've had a meeting with my coaches and my mom," Odighizuwa said. "This past weekend and all three schools came to a dead tie.
"The difference maker for me, honestly will just be my gut feeling," Odighizuwa said. "The first thought at where I really see myself excelling."
Odighizuwa proved his five-star status as a senior when had to fight through double teams, while the opposition chose to run away from him, and still he racked up 90 tackles and 10 sacks.
Even when he played among the nation's best at the U.S. Army All-American game, Odighizuwa proved he belonged in that company and was one of the best players out of the best.
The sands of time will move very slowly this week for the fan bases of Nebraska, Oregon State and UCLA as they wait on pins and needles for Odighizuwa's decision.
Whoever is lucky enough to land this five-star will be getting a player who made the Rivals.com Rivals100 for the class of 2010. Rivals.com ranks him as the nation's No. 20 prospect at any position. He was also selected to the Rivals.com Oregon Midseason Top 10 team landing as the Beaver State's No. 1 prospect at any position.
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