The Marshall football program has landed wide receiver Obi Obialo from Oklahoma State.
Obialo will be forced to sit out the upcoming season as per the NCAA transfer rules, but he figures to see an increased role with the Thundering Herd.
On Wednesday, Obialo announced his decision via his personal Twitter handle.
Excited and ready for the next chapter @HerdFB! #GoHerd pic.twitter.com/P9EUTMMCWM
— Obi (@itsObi_) June 5, 2017
Obialo was originally a rated as a three-star prospect as a junior in high school. However, a serious leg injury led to scholarship offers from several schools disappearing. He chose to walk on at the program at Oklahoma State in February of 2016 instead.
A little over a year later, and he is transferring to Marshall where he’ll face less of a blockage in the depth chart. Oklahoma State touts one of the deepest receiving corps in the country, and with a number of players on scholarship, Obialo was facing an uphill climb.
While Marshall doesn’t have the exposure that Oklahoma State can offer, it will give him an opportunity to see more time on the field.
If he is able to make the most of his opportunity there, he might start to grab the attention of some professional scouts.
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