UCLA’s roster will be without an Odighizuwa for just one season.
After tying for the team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss last fall, defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa was picked in the third round of the NFL draft last Friday. His younger brother, Osawaru, will soon try to replace the void at UCLA.
Osa Odighizuwa committed to the Bruins on Tuesday night, becoming the eighth name in their 2016 class and the second defensive lineman after five-star end Breland Brandt. Listed at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, the younger Odighizuwa is rated a three-star defensive end by Rivals.com, and one of the top five defensive tackles in the West by Scout.com.
He is also an accomplished wrestler who has won state and national titles, recently completing his second straight undefeated season in Oregon’s Class 6A heavyweight.