As the high school basketball season enters the postseason, one of the most intense recruiting battles is being waged in the paint for the services of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic center Cliff Omoruyi.
As is stands, Arizona State, Kentucky, Auburn, Connecticut and Rutgers make up Omoruyi’s final list; of the five only Auburn has gotten an official visit thus far.
“I’ll take the rest of my visits after the season,” Omoruyi said. “I haven’t set any dates yet, but I’ll do that soon. I’m just looking for the place that will develop me the best and where I’m most comfortable.”
From Kentucky commit Devin Askew to Auburn commit Sharife Cooper, each of Omoruyi’s suitors has a signee that thinks their respective school fits the bill.
“They all recruit me pretty hard,” Omoruyi said.
Makes sense for a 6-foot-10 athlete with a motor that remains in overdrive who impacts the game on both ends of the floor.
This season, Omoruyi, a straight-A student, is posting 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks a game for the Lions.
Omoruyi’s production is even more impressive when you consider that he’s only been playing “serious basketball” for two years.
“I played for the first time in 2015, but I took a break for a while after I got injured my second game as a freshman,” Omoruyi said. “That’s why I want to be where I can continue to develop. I feel like I’m just getting started.”