2022 Defensive Tackle Hero Kanu from Santa Margarita

2022 Defensive Tackle Hero Kanu from Santa Margarita

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Hero Kanu (twitter) is a defensive tackle in the 2022 recruiting class. Kanu attended high school at Santa Margarita Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. The 6'5" and 293 lbs. prospect will be announcing is commitment on January 8th on NBC. Ohio State discovered Kanu at their June Camp in 2021. He quickly became a prospect they had to get after inviting him back for a second day of camp.

Who's Recruiting Hero Kanu

The list of coaches recruiting Kanu is quite long, Tray Scott for Georgia, Mike Elston and Marcus Freeman for Notre Dame, Larry Johnson for Ohio State, Calvin Thibodeaux and Jamar Cain for Oklahoma, and Holmon Wiggins and Freddie Roach for Alabama.

Kanu Offers and Favorites

Kanu has 26 offers with Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma leading.

Kanu Visits

Kanu has taken 5 Visits including November 13th to LSU, November 6th to Georgia, October 23rd to Notre Dame, October 30th to Ohio State for their Penn State match-up, and October 16th to Oklahoma. Camped at 16 different colleges over the summer of 2021.

National Ranking

Kanu is considered a 4 Star recruit, the 18th best defensive lineman and the 7th best overall in California.

Kanu Crystal Ball Predictions

Steve Wiltfong is predicting Kanu commits to Ohio State with high confidence. Bill Kurelic says Ohio State with medium confidence. Brandon Drumm goes with Ohio State with medium confidence. Eric Lammers, Ben Bachmann, Geoffrey Ketchum, and Trent Smallwood all say Ohio State. While Sam Spiegelman changed his prediction from Ohio State to Oklahoma on November 23rd.

Bowl Invitations

Kanu is invited to the All American Bowl. The bowl will air on NBC January 2nd at 2pm. He will be on the West squad with a number of current Ohio State commits.

Scouting Report

Kanu originally is from Germany and grew up playing soccer. Athletic enough to play any position on the defensive line.
Kanu is an interior lineman with speed and agility. Strong with the ability to attack quickly. Keeps pursuing and can bring down runners from behind. Can handle a double team and still get a push into the backfield.

Hero Kanu has huge upside, unique athleticism and has become major Ohio State target in 2022

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