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Tobi Okuyemi - Defensive End

By NU Athletic Communications

Defensive end prospect Tobi Okuyemi (pronounced Oh-KU-yem-ee) joins the Nebraska program after an impressive prep career at Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Okuyemi is the first signee from the state of Minnesota since Nate Swift and Lydon Murtha joined the Huskers in 2004. The 6-3, 250-pound Okuyemi had an impressive senior season, recording 61 total tackles, including 32 unassisted stops. A disruptive force in opposing backfields, Okuyemi had 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks, helping Coach Brad Anderson’s team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. Okuyemi’s play earned him first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Minnesota Coaches Association. He was also a first-team all-conference pick and first-team all-metro selection in 2009. During his junior season, Okuyemi had 58 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. For his efforts, he was an honorable-mention all-state selection, while earning first-team all-conference and first-team all-metro accolades. ranks Okuyemi among the top five players in the state of Minnesota, while ranks him among the top 40 defensive end prospects in the nation. He is also among the top 70 players in the Midwest region according to SuperPrep Magazine. Okuyemi only visited Nebraska, but had numerous other offers, including Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State. Okuyemi is the son of Kola and Funke Okuyemi and was born on Sept. 23, 1991.


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