March 28, 2012
Panthers' Igwebuike adds 3 offers; Brookhaven QB signs with Ohio Dominican
It's looking more likely than ever that Pickerington North junior Godwin Igwebuike will end up playing football in the Big Ten.
Whether the 6-0, 190-pounder will end up at running back or cornerback isn't clear at this point, but he added offers from Purdue and Indiana over the past few days to give him seven offers from Big Ten schools. The others who have offered are Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin.
Is there a favorite among the 16 schools who now have offered Igwebuike?
"Not at this point," he said on a text message.
Igwebuike, who doesn't currently have any visits planned, also has been offered by three other BCS schools, Boston College, Cincinnati and Duke.
Miami University is another of his newest offers.
What has attracted so much interest in Igwebuike?
Probably his 4.48 time in the 40 first of all. Last fall when the Panthers went 8-2 and just missed the playoffs, he rushed for 1,046 yards and 14 touchdowns and added a kickoff return for a score. He also had five interceptions while making first-team all-district on defense.
*Brookhaven senior dual-threat quarterback Tajuan Green signed March 27 to play for Ohio Dominican University. He is expected to play football and run track at the school.
A 6-1, 180-pounder who threw for more than 1,110 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 last season as the Bearcats went 7-4, Green was a three-year starter and helped the Bearcats reach the playoffs twice.
Green should feel right at home with the Panthers, who have 35 other central Ohio natives on their roster. Coach Bill Conley is a former assistant coach for Ohio State who is in his second season heading the program.