Michael Onyemaobi is currently committed to Cal, but that didn’t stop him from “throwing the bones” with Nebraska defensive backs coach Donte Williams. When Williams made the visit to see Onyemaobi on Thursday, Jan. 12, an offer had yet to be made. That changed by Friday.
Onyemaobi is clear that he’s still committed to Cal, but that doesn’t mean he’s not open to exploring what Nebraska has to offer. As Husker fans prepare for National Signing Day, when Onyemaobi is expected to make his final decision, what should be known about the Temecula, California, athlete? We’ve got a quick break down.
His Hail Varsity ranking:
Onyemaobi is listed as a 3-star ATH with an 87.4 rating according to Hail Varsity’s composite ranking. You can see more about Onyemaobi on his recruit profile.
What Onyemaobi wants you to know about him:
“I’m going to give the game of football every single thing I’ve got. That’s the bottom line. Whether that’s playing for Nebraska or playing for Cal, I’m going to give it every single thing I have – physically, mentally, emotionally – all the time, every single day.”
His Hudl highlights:
Who he feels he compares most to as a player:
“It would probably have to be Jalen Ramsey. When he played at Florida State, his body type, how he was able to play the perimeter corner spot. We’re both long and both big and both physical defensive backs. That’s probably the closest comparison, a cornerback that’s not afraid to come down and play the low down safety spot or a rogue or rush outside linebacker spot and still be able to be in coverage space, that’s probably who I’d compare myself to.”
The tweet that had everyone talking:
What to expect now:
Onyemaobi is planning to make a visit to Nebraska before National Signing Day. He expects to make a final decision on Feb. 1.
For more on Onyemaobi, visit his Q&A on Hail Varsity Premium.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.