EDMOND — Colleges are starting to take notice of Edmond Santa Fe's Michael Onuoha after his performance at Oklahoma's camp this summer.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound defensive end and receiver has moved into The Oklahoman's Super 30 at No. 29.
He said he's received interest from Oklahoma, Missouri and Tulsa so far.
“The only camp I really went to this summer was the OU camp,” Onuoha said. “I did pretty well. ... They want to see more footage of me before they make any offer.”
Onuoha missed a good chunk of his junior season after separating his shoulder in 2010. Also a standout basketball player, he returned in time for the Wolves' hoops season. He hit 63.8 percent of his field goal attempts and averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Onuoha said playing football in college is his first choice.
“I'd rather go for football, but if for some odd reason something doesn't happen with football, basketball will be my secondary,” Onuoha said.
Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said Onuoha will have lots of opportunity if he performs well during the early part of the season.
“Mike is a talent,” Manning said. “If he can have a good first half of the season, I think Mike is going to have a lot of opportunity.
“The ball is in Mike's court. People know about him; they're ready to pull the trigger, they want to see him have a good first few games, and Mike is fully capable.”
Onuoha said he needs to work on gaining weight and his counter moves on defense.
“My rush is pretty good, but I need to work on my counters and my weight,” Onuoha said. “I'm losing a lot of weight from playing basketball, and sweating a lot.”
Onuoha said Oklahoma is looking at him for both offense and defense.
“He's a good athlete, he works hard and he's approaches it with a good attitude,” Manning said. “I wouldn't be surprised if he has ... offers if things work out like we think they will.”