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2024 4-Star DE Obinna Onwuka on Why He’s ‘Locked in’ With WVU



WVU Football DE commit Obinna Onwuka

The excitement coming from the WVU football program throughout the week was for good reason. West Virginia has secured a commitment from a four-star defensive end recruit Obinna Onwuka.

Onwuka (6-foot-2, 225 pounds), a class of 2024 prospect who the Mountaineers have been pursing since January, made his intentions known in a tweet Friday afternoon, the day he previously stated would be when he would reveal his choice.

Onwuka responded with “take me home forever” and “this place is heaven” when asked about why he eventually decided on becoming a Mountaineer.

The Upper Marlboro, Maryland was considering a top seven that also included Boston College, Maryland, Memphis, USC, Virginia Tech and Penn State.

Onwuka is ranked as the No. 12 player in Maryland, the No. 30 edge-rusher, and the No. 359 player nationally, according to 247Sports composite rankings.

In an interview with WVSN back in January, Onwuka talked about what he’s looking for in a school. “Academics, the culture and the mutual support of for students” Onkuwa said are the main traits he wants to find in a college program.

Obinna Onwuka is a versatile player that can play in a 4-3 as an edge rusher or a 3-4 as an outside linebacker. He has the speed to get around the corner and get to pass rushers and ball carriers alike, and even strong enough to get off of would-be blockers and a nice swim move. Onwuka has the closing speed to get home in the backfield, and even with his natural strength and speed, he can add size to his frame to make himself a real impact player.

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