Brookfield (Wisc.) Central defensive end Chikwe Obasih was one of several prospects to earn four-star rankings on Thursday. He also celebrated the day by adding his fourth offer of the recruiting process from Iowa State.
"Coach [Curtis] Bray, the d-line coach, came into school in January and I have been talking to him on Facebook since," Obasih said. "He had seen my film a couple times and liked me for awhile. He just needed to sell me to the rest of the staff. The staff finally got to sit down and watch my film, and the entire defensive staff said they liked it.
"I called Coach Bray today at school and he said he wanted me to talk to the head coach. So, I ended up calling Coach [Paul] Rhoads and talked to him on the phone for awhile. He said he liked me as a player and offered me a full-ride."
Obasih has never been to Iowa State's campus, but he plans to rectify that next weekend on his way out to Nebraska to see his sister compete in the Big Ten Indoor Track Championships.
"Me and my family are headed down to Lincoln on the weekend of the 25th and on the way there we are actually going to be visiting Iowa State," Obasih said. "I'm going to be looking at just the feel and environment of the campus. That's a big point when choosing a school - I have to be comfortable living there for four or five years."
Since he will already be on the University of Nebraska's campus, Obasih also plans to meet with Cornhusker's coaches the weekend of Feb. 25. This weekend he is headed up to Wisconsin to attend the Badger's junior day.
"I'm looking forward to that," Obasih said of the Wisconsin visit. "I talked to Coach Partridge a couple weeks ago, then I talked to Coach Strickland. They seemed like they liked me, so hopefully I come back feeling better about how they'll be recruiting me."
Prior to receiving the offer from Iowa State, Obasih had also been offered by Purdue, Illinois and Western Michigan.