James Ohonba committed to Michigan State football though he had a multitude of big-time offers, so will we finally see him in 2019?
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and USC. Those are just nine of the Power Five programs that saw potential in James Ohonba yet he committed to Michigan State with the hope that he’d see the field early on.
As a freshman, Ohonba redshirted and worked hard on scout team to earn some recognition from the coaching staff. Any additional depth would be an upgrade over the mediocre 2018 offensive line and Ohonba has to be considered a key player at tackle.
Standing 6-4 and weighing in at 338 pounds, Ohonba is a mountain of a man which doesn’t always translate to talent, but he’s off to a good start with his frame.
The depth chart projections heading into the season don’t feature Ohonba in the two-deep with guys like AJ Arcuri and Mustafa Khaleefah backing up Cole Chewins and Jordan Reid at the two tackle spots. But don’t sleep on the redshirt freshman from Stockbridge, Ga., especially if he drops a few pounds and works on his footwork. He has plenty of strength and can manhandle opposing linemen, but if he doesn’t have quickness laterally, it won’t matter.
Will we see Ohonba in 2019? My guess is yes and he’ll break into the two-deep depth chart by the end of the season.
From an outsider’s perspective, Michigan State may not have the greatest offensive line, but the depth pieces are impressive, especially Ohonba.