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2024 4-Star WVU DE Target Closes Recruitment, Announces Date for Commitment



WVU Football DE recruit Obinna Onwuka

The WVU football program now knows exactly when one of their top defensive recruits will announce his commitment.

Class of 2024 four-star defensive end Obbina Onwuka has closed his recruitment and will inform everyone of his choice on June 9.

“Thank you to all the coaches that have recruited me throughout this whole process. After a long talk with my family, I’ve decided to shutdown my recruitment. I will be announcing my commitment June 9th. Where is home?!?!,” Onwuka said in a tweet on Wednesday evening.

This decision comes just a few days after Onwuka completed his official visit with West Virginia.

Onwuka’s most recent list of schools included the Mountaineers among a top seven. WVU is on the list along with Boston College, Maryland, Memphis, USC, Virginia Tech and Penn State. West Virginia has been in the hunt for the Upper Marlboro, Maryland native since making him an offer on Jan. 19.

Onwuka, listed at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, 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.

2024 Recruit Obinna Onwuka’s Versatility Would be Invaluable to West Virginia

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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