Denton (Texas) Ryan safety Ishie Oduegwu was ready to commit to LSU, but when he called Nick Saban’s office, he found out some bad news.
“I guess I just waited too late to commit to LSU, so now they are full,” the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Oduegwu said. “So, now I will turn and look in a little different direction.”
The direction Oduegwu will look is north. The Big 12 North to be specific.
“I’m looking mostly at Kansas State and Nebraska,” he said. “I talked to (Nebraska assistant) coach (Turner) Gill today. We had a good talk. I’m leaning toward Nebraska over Kansas State. Coach Gill said I could possibly play as a freshman.”
Don’t look for a decision to take too long for the four-star rated safety.
“I might commit to them in the next week or so,” he said. “I won’t visit until in December sometime. But, from what I know about them, I really like them. Coach Gill is real cool. He tells me everything. He doesn’t beat around the bush or anything. They have a lot of tradition there and they have a good defense. Coach Callahan has brought a new offense in there and everyone is excited about Nebraska football again.”
The two Big 12 schools aren’t alone.
“I get a lot of mail from Texas Tech and Florida, too. They say they are going to be staying in touch with me as my season gets started.”