Ever since Chuck Mincy became head coach for Inglewood, Calif., high school a few years ago, he reestablished Inglewood has a hotspot for college recruiters. Just in the class of 2010, five players will play college football. Inglewood has had multiple players over the last three years to go off and play college football and this year is no different.
One of Inglewood's players to keep your eye on is wide receiver/defensive back Patrick Onwuasor (6-2, 190, 4.5).
Onwuasor earned first-team all-league, all-area and all-CIF as a wide receiver after catching approximately 40 passes for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he has 50-plus tackles and two interceptions.
"Patrick plays real hard," Inglewood assistant coach in charge of recruiting Khalid Ali said. "He's very passionate about the game.
"The thing colleges are going to like about Patrick is he knows how to go get the ball at its highest point," Ali said. "He's knows how to finesse it, but also be aggressive.
"But the most important thing about, Patrick is he tries to get everyone else to play at his level," Ali said. "So he has outstanding leadership qualities as well
"We are still trying to fine tune his leadership and by the time he gets to his senior year, he's going to be a great leader for us."
The hard working Onwuasor will attend as many camp as he can this summer, but one that he is eyeing is NIKE in Los Angeles this coming April.
In the weight room, Onwuasor's current bench is 225 and his squat is 425.
On the recruiting trail, Onwuasor is getting recruiting attention from Cal, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.
Though Onwuasor is outstanding on both sides of the ball, at this point in his recruitment, he is being looked at by colleges for his skills as a wide receiver.
What is Onwuasor looking for in a college?
"Basically schoolwork and a good education," Onwuasor said. "That's where my focus is at. Academics will be first.
"After that a good college experience and atmosphere," Onwuasor said. "Location doesn't really matter, but I wouldn't mind leaving the Los Angeles area and explore the world some more.
"I would like to take all five of my trips before deciding," Onwuasor said. "Definitely want to take all five of my trip to be sure I'm making the right decision."