Five-star defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-3, 234) from Portland (Ore.) David Douglas made quite a stir while living up to his reputation as one of the nation's top players with his participation in the U.S. Army All-American game and its practices.
The internet lit up with reports of how Odighizuwa put the nation's No. 1 prospect Seantrel Henderson on his keister during drills on the very first day of practice for the game. He was also a star performer for the West Squad for the actual game.
"I loved it a lot," Odighizuwa said about playing in the U.S. Army All-American game. "It was great. It gave me a measuring stick to where I'm at. I feel I did real well and the competition was good.
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"I made a lot of friends," Odighizuwa said. "I got along well with Seantrel Henderson, V.J. Fehoko, Jackson Jeffcoat and Reggie Wilson."
On the recruiting trail there has been some changes made regarding schools.
"I have eliminated USC," Odighizuwa said. "A new coach won't change anything.
The schools in play are Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Nebraska. At one time Nebraska was out of the loop and now they are right back in the hunt. What does he like about his final schools?
"Nebraska got back in it with me and a lot," Odighizuwa said. "I like Nebraska's defensive coaches and I feel like they can make me and coach me to be a great football player.
"I like everything about Oregon," Odighizuwa said. "The academics, the coaches and the proximity to home. The things I like about Oregon are the same things, I like about Oregon State.
"With UCLA, I like the area that the school is located in," Odighizuwa said. "I like Coach Howard (defensive line coach Todd Howard) and Coach Neuheisel (Rick Neuheisel). The academics are great.
"I'm going to wait until signing day to make my decision."
Even though Odighizuwa had to fight through double teams and the opposition chose to run away from him, still he racked up 90 tackles and 10 sacks.
Whoever is lucky enough to land this five-star will be getting a player who in 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.