Ozigbo Commits to Iowa State

2015 RB Devine Ozigbo

Sachse (Texas) 2015 running back Devine Ozigbo announced his commitment Tuesday afternoon to Iowa State.

Devine Ozigbo accumulated more than 20 offers during the course of the past several months. Tuesday afternoon, he made his commitment.

The Sachse (Texas) High School 2015 three-star running back announced via Twitter his pledge to Iowa State, choosing the Cyclones over two other finalists in Boise State and Iowa.



Just prior to his tweet announcing the Iowa State commitment, Ozigbo tweeted, "Might shock some people but it's honestly a perfect fit love everything about this place!"

Ozigbo has unofficially visited Iowa State and Iowa on a recent two-school weekend trip. He has not visited Boise State.

Ozigbo is a big, powerful back with good athleticism who should be an every-down back at the college level.

As a junior in 2013, Ozigbo ran for 947 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. Ozigbo also showed his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, snagging 23 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

Ozigbo measured an impressive 5-foot-11, 230 pounds at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp in early April. He clocked a laser-timed 4.71-second 40-yard dash and performed well during position-specific drills.

Ozigbo plays faster than his 40 time. He has very good feet and vision and plays with a natural feel for the position. Obviously, Ozigbo can be a punishing runner given his size and respectable speed.

In addition to his three finalists, Ozigbo has offers from the following programs: Army, Boston College, Colorado State, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Miami, Minnesota, Mississippi State, San Diego State, SMU, Syracuse, Tulsa, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, UTSA, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin.

Prior to his naming three finalists, Ozigbo on July 6 initially trimmed his long list of offers to eight choices: Boise State, Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Mississippi State, and Wisconsin.

Sachse will have a talented squad this fall. Ozigbo will be a key cog on the offensive side of the ball along with 2016 Scout four-star receiver Devin Duvernay, who already has 20-plus offers. Defensively, Sachse will have 2016 Scout four-star cornerback Jared Mayden, also the owner of 20-plus offers.

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