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Hoxie grad, Harlan Obioha, announces athletic and academic future

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:09 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Hoxie is the home to one of Kansas’ most sought after dual-sport recruits, Harlan Obioha. At nearly seven feet tall and three hundred pounds, even after his high school graduation, Obioha had yet to announce his athletic future until yesterday.

Standing about seven feet tall, offensive tackle Harlan Obioha towers over his teammates on the sideline at the 8-man all-star game.

Obioha said, “I don’t about before this game, but we still didn’t like each other but as soon as we got here, we became a family.”

But after receiving several Division I football offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Iowa State, Ole Miss and more, this is one of the last times Obioha will be putting on the pads.

“It’s going to be hanging out with these guys. Just putting in the grind with these guys,” said Obioha. “You know, we face them all year and then to come together to play with these guys, have fun in the dorms for a week, that was the best week of my life.”

Obioha is pursuing his love for basketball instead. Rather than accepting one of the many D1 basketball offers he’s received, Obioha will attend a prep school, Rocky Mountain Sports Academy for one more year of preparation before college.

“It’s been my love forever. I sat down and thought about it and it’s what I love more and that’s just basketball,” said Obioha.

Averaging more than 20 points per game on the court and scoring numerous touchdowns as a lineman, Obioha is an All-State athlete in both sports.

The former Indian will play in the Shrine Bowl later this month.

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