Five-star defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-3, 234) from Portland (Ore.) David Douglas lived up to his reputation as one of the nation's best defensive ends after accounting for 90 tackles and 10 sacks, though he was virtually double teamed on every down.
Odighizuwa recently took his last visit to USC.
"It was a good visit to USC," Odighizuwa said. "I enjoyed my time down there. I liked meeting Pete Carroll and Coach Jethro Franklin, the football teammates. I really enjoyed watching their practice and hanging out with some of their players and talking to Coach Rocky Seto. It was a good trip."
Article Continues Below
Odighizuwa also took visits to Cal, UCLA, Florida and Nebraska. He took an unofficial visit to Oregon State during the season.
There were rumors that Odighizuwa may have been close to making a decision soon after his visit to USC, but that was not the case.
"I'm still open and I'm on vacation right now," Odighizuwa said. "I'm kind of waiting until afterwards and letting some schools know that I don't want to be recruited by them anymore and narrow it down to a few schools, but as far as a commitment goes, I'm not committed anywhere yet.
"I don't know if I want to commit after my trip or wait longer," Odighizuwa said. "That's where I'm at right now.
"I haven't had the time to properly call the coaches and let them know," Odighizuwa said. "I didn't want it out that I am narrowing things down because I haven't even talked to the coaches myself.
"I am probably thinking to have my mind made up after the trip and being away from it all," Odighizuwa said. Just kind of reflecting on things and see where my heart is leaning. I think it would be good to wait a little bit longer, but not too much longer and just kind of see if where I'm feeling is still the right place."
Odighizuwa isn't letting the rigors being a highly recruited athlete get the better of him. He spent last weekend in Orlando, Fla., playing in a basketball tournament with his hoops team and is enjoying his vacation. The five-star defensive end plays center on his basketball team and though he's good on the hardwood, make no mistake, football is where his future is and that is the sport that will give him his scholie opportunity.
For good reason, too, Odighizuwa 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.