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BYU Football Recruiting: 6-foot-9 lineman Chinonso Opara signs with BYU

BYU lands a BIG lineman

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BYU landed a BIG recruit who may offer the most upside of anyone in this class.

Chinonso Opara, a 6-9, 270 lbs lineman from Draper, Utah, has a signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU.

Opara committed to BYU this past summer after picking the Cougars over the Utes, and stuck with his commitment.

Opara offers immense potential for BYU’s line. For his size, he moves extremely well. His versatility and agility will allow BYU to play him at either offensive tackle or defensive end.

He is still very raw, but BYU’s staff has an incredible amount of potential and upside to work with. He is also a member of Juan Diego’s varsity basketball team, which has only helped with his footwork and quickness. His size is something to keep an eye on, as he may grow himself out of the offensive line if he grows a few more inches.

In addition to his massive size, Opara also boasts a 7’2” wingspan, according to his JV coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School.

Opara is a native of Nigeria, Africa and is currently living with his host family in Draper.

Opara’s senior year highlights can be viewed below: