Four-star DL Hero Kanu headed to Ohio State

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Last summer, Hero Kanu and a host of other top international footballers toured the country, watched a bunch of Power Five shows, and came up with which ones made the best impression and maybe which ones didn’t.

After a lot of miles on the road and a lot of thought, a four-star defensive tackle who is originally from Germany but played high school football in Rancho Santa Margherita (California), Santa Margherita Catholic narrowed his options to Georgia, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, LSU and Ohio State. USC also entered the picture once coach Lincoln Riley was appointed

On Saturday at the All-American Bowl, Kanu committed to the Buckeyes who emerged as his favorite for some time and unbeatable when the four-star was finally ready to make up his mind.

What makes Ohio special? The relationship Kanu built with the position coach Larry JohnsonOne of the best companies in this field.

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“Coach Johnson is one of the best coaches, if not the best coach, for the D line. That’s great for me. I’m still raw. I have a lot of talent, I can say; but also, I need to learn more and I think he can coach me that way.” Also. It’s just an amazing process. It’s amazing.”

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Kanu played his high school football in Southern California, but he does not have deep connections there since he came from Germany. Still, USC has a lot of momentum in recruiting especially with local players, so getting Kanu out of the area is huge for the Buckeyes since there’s a lot of potential out there.

Kanu developed a great relationship with Johnson and also with the Ohio State players and that was really the biggest selling point. What also helped the Buckeyes in some way is that some of the finalists—namely LSU, Notre Dame and Oklahoma—have seen major changes to head coaching in this off season and Georgia lost their defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, who took on the Oregon job.

It’s possible that Ohio State would have won Kano’s enlistment regardless, but all of these changes definitely didn’t hurt the Buckeyes.

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