Ovie Oghoufo – OLB – 6’3, 207 lbs. – Farmington, MI – Harrison HS
Composite Rankings: #323 Overall/ #24 OLB/ #7MI
Notre Dame is very excited about this kid. Ovie chose the Irish last Summer over offers from Michigan, Michigan St., Louisville, Kentucky and many more.
“That’s a big catch for Notre Dame….If Michigan or Michigan State offered, he has to be pretty good. They don’t mess around in their own state unless they really want a kid,” said CBS Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming as reported by NDinsider.
Oghoufo, who also excels as a receiver for Harrison High School, was visited recently by Notre Dame’s new linebacker coach Clark Lea. Former Defensive Line coach Keith Gilmore was his area recruiter so it was important for Lea to make a connection.
Current Notre Dame defensive end Khalid Kareem is a Harrison High School grad and knows Oghoufo. NDinsider explained that Kareem played a part in Oghoufo’s recruitment.
“I definitely looked up to him when he was in high school….He kind of got this whole recruiting thing started for me. He played a big role. The connections you receive at Notre Dame are unquestionable, and he made me realize that,” Ovie Oghoufo explained.
What stands out to me about Oghoufo is that he not only shows elite athleticism, he’s also quite versatile. He could become a very effective pass rusher as well as efficient in coverage.
Because of this, I could see Oghoufo possibly becoming a rover in Elko’s defense. It all depends on how he develops. Keep an eye on him during his senior season.
That wraps up Notre Dame’s ’18 commits. They’re off to a great start.
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