Centerville squad to invade Spring Practice

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Centerville DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

Spring practice sessions are a time for improvement for the Ohio
State football team. They
are also a time for Jim
Tressel
and his staff to host prospects the staff is interested in
adding to the Buckeye football program, and that is certainly the case
today.


Spring practice sessions are a time for improvement for the Ohio
State football team.

They
are also a time for Jim
Tressel
and his staff to host prospects the staff is interested in
adding to the Buckeye football program, and that is certainly the case
today.

One of the top 2012 prospects on the Buckeyes’ board, a 2012
prospect the Bucks could offer and one of their 2011 signees will all
visit Ohio State today and watch the Buckeyes’ go through practice.

Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, who the Bucks have offered a
scholarship, offensive lineman Benny McGowan who they could offer, and
defensive tackle Michael Bennett who signed with OSU in February, will
visit the Bucks today with their coach at Centerville, Ron Ullery.

The 6-foot-4 and 215-pound Odenigbo played defensive end in
Centerville’s 4-3 defense during his junior season. He made 40 tackles
including 10.5 sacks as Centerville finished with a 9-3 record.

Odenigbo’s list of scholarship offers includes Ohio State, Notre
Dame, Northwestern, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan,
Cincinnati, Illinois, West Virginia, Stanford, Boston College, Syracuse
and Indiana.

The 6-foot-4 and 290-pound McGowan received offers from Iowa and
UCLA in the past week as the Hawkeyes and Bruins join Michigan State,
Cincinnati, Kent State, Ohio University, Toledo and Bowling Green to
have offered McGowan.

“I’m hoping to talk to Ohio State about an offer (today),”
McGowan said. “Right now Michigan State is probably my top school with
UC, Iowa and UCLA up there too.”

Bennett will watch an OSU defense today that he could be playing
in come the fall. Bennett is one of the country’s top senior defensive
tackle prospects and could be in the mix for playing time for the
Buckeyes as a true freshman.

In
addition to the Centerville trio, also visiting Ohio State today will
be sophomore running back/defensive Ross Douglas (Avon, Ohio/Avon).
Douglas will make the visit with his father.

Bill Kurelic’s Comment: McGowan’s film is outstanding and I was
impressed with his performance at the NIKE Combine in Massillon a
couple months ago. I would be anything but surprised if the Buckeyes
were to offer McGowan today. However, one thing he has going against him
is the OSU staff is more intent on finding tackles rather than guards
right now.

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