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Owamagbe Odighizuwa

Portland (Ore.) Douglas defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa chooses to play ...

Portland (Ore.) Douglas defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa committed to UCLA on Wednesday afternoon.

"I know you came here to see my announce my decision," said Odighizuwa. "The three schools I narrowed my schools down to, I feel like I could close my eyes and be successful. I'm very proud to announce I'll be attending the University of California, Los Angeles to get my degree and play football."

The five-star defensive end picked the Bruins over Oregon State and Nebraska.

"I felt real comfortable with the coaching staff there, obviously the academics are real good and I feel with all of my heart their football program is on the rise, at the end of the day, I felt the most comfortable, and I felt like it was the best decision for me," said Odighizuwa.

He becomes the Bruins' highest profile defensive player.

"The factor that came down to these final three, was where I felt the most comfortable at, and where I see myself excelling the next 4-5 years, and the academics," said Odighizuwa.

Odighizuwa thanked his mother and gave her many compliments.

"Without my mom, I don't know if I'd be the level-headed man I am today," said Odighizuwa.

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