As late March was approaching Sugar Land, Texas (Kempner) offensive guard Akinola Ogunbiyi didn’t posses a single Division I football scholarship offer. That changed on March 28th when the 6-4/310 beast of an offensive lineman took a visit to College Station. The Aggies immediately offered, setting up a trend that would define Ogunbiyi’s spring.
Ogunbiyi’s only other visit was to Austin, Texas and while the Longhorns didn’t make an offer, three other schools eventually would. Oklahoma is one of three teams to offer, in just the last two days, joining Missouri and LSU. The Tigers, both versions of them, came through with their offers on Friday and the Sooners presented him with one on Saturday.
There’s no other way to describe Ogunbiyi’s game than that of a mauler. He may be young but he knows how to use his size to leverage his opponents. With a low center of gravity, he gets inside of his blocks and either drives his opponents to the ground or moves them in a direction he determines.