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2016 Hawaii Football Recruiting: Hawaii adds athletic LB in Ikem Okeke to roster

The Rainbow Warriors will boost their stacked linebacking corps with the addition of Okeke.

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The Rainbow Warriors inked Ikem Okeke, a three-star outside linebacker from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He helped lead the team to a state championship and back to back USA Today Super 25 National Championships.

His experiences at Bishop Gorman will no doubt provide the 'Bows with a much-needed boost to change their program's culture.

As a senior, Okeke earned first-team honors in the Southwest League and got recognized by SilverStatePrep on their all-Southwest League team. He also received an all-state honorable mention nod from NevadaPreps.

Ikem Okeke received scholarship offers from UNLV and Nevada but ultimately decided to come to Hawaii.

His position: OLB

His measurables: His measurements are from his Nike SPARQ combine results.

Height 6 feet
Weight 208 pounds
40-yard Dash 4.69 seconds
20-yard Shuttle 4.1 seconds
Vertical 36.4 inches
Power Throw 37 feet
SPARQ 106.86

His years prior to UH: In his junior season, Okeke totalled 56 tackles (46 solo); 16.5 of them were for a loss which included 7 sacks. He also forced 3 fumbles and intercepted 1 pass.

He followed his first-team all-Southwest League season with a 42 tackle (27 solo) which included 3 for a loss and one sack. Okeke forced 1 fumble, recovered 2 and intercepted 1 pass.

His scouting report: Okeke's size is noted to be an issue but due to his speed his abilities can play up to the safety position. He is a good athlete and with further development, he could be a quality defender for an FBS team.

His tape: You can see his highlight package from his Hudl profile.

Stay tuned for more recruiting news and analysis for Hawaii Football's 2016 recruiting class.