Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Four-star Catholic defensive tackle Kanu hero included Ohio State in its top nine on Friday alongside Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, USC and Washington.
The 6-foot-5, 293-pound Kanu, who is considered the 13th best defensive lineman and No. 82 prospect in the class of 2022, landed an offer from the Buckeyes in April and visited the campus for the first time. time for a day camp in June.
The German native enjoyed training with defensive line coach Larry Johnson so much that he stayed a second day while most of his group traveled – Premier Players International, a program run by Brandon Collier which takes international soccer players on tour of the United States each summer – to Austin, Texas, for a camp with the Longhorns.
“It’s about getting better every day, and I would say I got better today with Coach Johnson,” said Kanu. Buckeyes Now and other reporters gathered at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on June 8. ” It’s different. It’s not someone who just screams. He really tries to teach you the moves, what to do, the details, how to improve. That’s what I like.”
Ohio State has never signed a player straight out of Europe, despite being a former kicker Sean Nuernberger was born in Germany – where his father played for the country’s basketball team at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 – before moving to the United States when he was in his third grade.
Kanu wouldn’t be the first either, since he’s currently playing his ball in high school in California. Mais 2023 Uppsala (Sweden) RIG Academy four stars tight end Theodor Melin Ohrstrom, who landed an offer during camp and was another member of the group to stay a second day, could be thanks to PPI.
âFor us Europeans, we don’t really know these schools like Americans do,â Kanu said. “But now that you’re getting into football, into academics, you’re thinking, ‘This could be a good opportunity. “”
The Buckeyes are expected to concede up to three defensive tackles this round, with Kanu; Owasso, Oklahoma, four stars Chris McClellan; and Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove four stars Curry caden at the top of the list.
Kanu plans to make an official visit to Ohio State for the Oct. 30 game against Penn State before announcing his college entry to the All-American Bowl on Jan. 8. Expect the Buckeyes to be among his final picks as well.
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