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Canes Make Hard Push for 4* Forward

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Miami is hot on the trails of Obi Enechionyia, a 4* big man from Maryland.

Joel Auerbach

There appears to be a fundamental change in the way Miami has been recruiting, starting with the class of 2014.

The Canes seem to be focused on versatile big men, who can play multiple positions on offense and guard multiple positions on defense.

Fitting that role perfectly is Obi Enechionyia, a consensus 4* prospect from Maryland.

On the offensive end, Enechionyia can beat you multiple ways – "I can get to the basket from the high post or the perimeter. I’ve got some good post moves, and can shoot from the mid range or out to the three-point line". While Enechionyia can score from basically anywhere on the floor, he also told me that he’s "still trying to add post moves and get better at taking my man off the dribble".

In terms of his recruitment, Enechionyia is receiving interest from all over the college basketball landscape – "I have 20 scholarship offers, but the schools recruiting me the hardest are Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech, Temple, Rutgers, Indiana, George Washington, Loyola-Marymount".

While he isn’t naming any favorites right now, Enechionyia told State of the U that he’s looking for a school "with a coaching staff that I like, a campus that I’m comfortable on, and a school that is solid academically".

Where does Miami fit in? "Their campus is great – I mean, it’s Miami, it’s second to none. I like the coaching staff, Coach Larranaga and Coach Caputo have been recruiting me real hard".

The 6’9", 215 pound big man plans to narrow his list in early August, and will decide before his senior season starts.