Every spring there seem to be quite a few athletic offensive and defensive linemen that emerge as college prospects. One such player this year is Richmond (Texas) Bush defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.
The 6-foot-4, 233-pound defender has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has impressed college coaches with his quick first step. As a result Ogbah currently holds half a dozen scholarship offers.
"I have a few offers so far," Ogbah said. "I've been offered by Nevada, Arizona, Towson, North Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas Tech. Texas Tech offered me on Saturday. I went to their camp down here in Pearland.
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"The Texas Tech offer definitely came as a surprise to me. I just wanted to do well at the camp. They actually all came as a surprise. My first offer was from Nevada and that was really cool."
In addition to the Texas Tech camp, Ogbah plans to attend a few more as well.
"I haven't been to any other camps this summer just yet," he said, "but I plan to go to a few of them. I'm not sure exactly which ones just yet. I'm going to UTEP's camp on Thursday. As far as the rest of them, it all just depends on if I can get a ride."
An additional offer could come for Ogbah later this week as he partakes in another camp.
"I think UTEP is pretty close to offering me," he said. "I think, if I do well at their camp, they're going to offer me. I'm talking to some other schools too but I don't know if any of them are close to offering just yet."
With the attention being relatively new to Ogbah, he says he has not formulated a list of favorites. He does have a few preferred conferences though.
"I'm open but I want to play in the Big 12," he said. "I also wouldn't mind playing in the WAC or Pac-10."
As a junior Ogbah registered 48 tackles, three fumble recoveries including two returned for scores, two sacks and an interception he also returned for a score. He also caught a touchdown pass as a tight end on offense.