Despite being committed to Michigan for almost six months, 4-star defensive end David Ojabo had never attended a game live in the Big House. That was until last Saturday, when he took his official visit to watch the Wolverines pull away from Indiana to finish their 2018 home schedule undefeated.
“I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to be playing in that atmosphere,” Ojabo told Maize n Brew about his first experience at a Michigan game.
Ojabo was especially impressed with the defense’s performance, not just on Saturday, but throughout the whole season.
“Best in the country,” Ojabo exclaimed. “Everybody knows about our defense and of course overall performances.”
Before the game, Ojabo had the opportunity to talk with one of the reasons for the defense’s dominance this season, defensive line coach Greg Mattison.
“Me and coach Mattison were vibing the whole time I was there,” Ojabo said. “He expects me to come in and be ready to work my hardest.”
Ojabo recently finished up his senior season, only the second one he’s ever played. Through my Friday Night Recaps tracking, Ojabo tallied 33 tackles and 8.5 sacks for Blair Academy in New Jersey.
The 6-foot-4.5, 253-pound freak athlete says he’s still learning as he plays more and more.
“I’ve seen my experience grow exponentially in such a short time,” Ojabo said.
This reflects the sentiment Ojabo relayed back in September when I caught one of his games live and talked to him afterwards.
“(The) most important thing is to keep an open mind and keep learning,” Ojabo said back then.
It looks like he is keeping that message to heart and will continue following that ethic as he gets on campus next year.