May 21, 2008

Onwukaife tops in class for 2010

Few players in the Class of 2010 from the entire state of Texas have done more to boost their individual stock than Cedar Park defensive end Holmes Onwukaife.

As a sophomore for the Timberwolves, Onwukaife proved to be one of the top young talents in Central Texas, but his goals stretch beyond the local playing fields. Throughout the off-season, Onwukaife has excelled in the weight room and the results have put him on the national radar in recruiting.

After attending a number of combines within the state that use the SPARQ scoring system, Onwukaife has posted numbers that put him among the top players in the country.

"I improved my score to a 98.01 and I think that's the best score that anyone has at my position," Onwukaife said. "Now that we're getting ready to go into the summer, I really want to start focusing on getting ready for the start of the season. I'm a hair short of 6-2 right now and I weight about 215 pounds. I just want to keep working hard."

One of the big challenges for Onwukaife heading into the season will be making the adjustment from playing in a 4-3 scheme to that of a 3-4.

"I'm learning a new defense and that's exciting," Onwukaife said. "I'm playing defensive end, but there are some situations where I might play at outside linebacker or even nose-guard. I'll be lining up everywhere."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Onwukaife will be attending a host of camps in June with hopes of continuing his quest to emerge as one of the state's top prospects.

"I'm did sign up for the Texas camp on June 8th and I think I'm going to a camp at Rice," Onwukaife said. "I might go to a few others, but I'm not sure."

Onwukaife is currently the No.12 player in the state in the first set of Lone Star Recruiting rankings for the 2010 class.

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