Nnamdi Oguayo was one of the final players to verbally commit to Washington State's 2015 recruiting class and now the DE/LB from Maryland is officially a member after he sent in a signed letter of intent on Wednesday.
WSU had a few spots open late during the recruiting cycle which opened up room for Oguayo. He was off the recruiting radar for much of the year, but appears to be a solid developmental prospect. At 6-foot-4 and 208 pounds, Oguayo appears destined to line up as a BUCK rush linebacker down the road, but could potentially be in the mix at defensive end depending on how he fills out in a college weight program.
Although he didn't receive much attention from the recruiting services, college coaches were very familiar with Oguayo. He committed to WSU over reported offers from Indiana, Illinois and Louisville among others. Rivals and 247 Sports both rate Oguayo as a 2-star prospect while he's not ranked by Scout.com. He appears to be an obvious candidate for a redshirt season to develop and could be in the mix in 2016 with Kache Palacio and Ivan McLennan both entering their final seasons.
Brian Anderson's scouting take:
Really rangy and athletic. Good hands, uses length well to shed blocks. Has enough speed to develop into a rush end, but also has the frame to build into a really solid strong side end. Like Tago, Nnamdi is a really exciting prospect. He could really develop either way. Between the two, WSU has some real athleticism at defensive end.
Rivals - ★★
Scout - NR
27/7 Sports - ★★
Composite - ★★
Position - LB/DE
Hometown - Beltsville, Maryland
Height - 6-foot-4
Weight - 210 pounds