Marshall’s offense gained an additional weapon this afternoon after former Oklahoma State wide receiver Obi Obialo announced his intention to join the Thundering Herd’s program.
While Obialo has the size and talent to compete at the Division I level, he has yet to truly showcase his ability due to an unfortunate injury. A former three-star recruit, Obialo was racking up scholarship offers throughout his junior season at Coppell High School outside of Dallas, Texas until a nasty ankle injury prevented him from playing most of his senior season. Obialo ended up committing to San Diego State his senior year however the Aztecs ultimately decided to move in a different direction, causing Obialo to walk on at Oklahoma State.
Obialo was able to see the field early in Stillwater, catching one pass for one yard against Southeastern Louisiana and one pass for ten yards against Kansas. He appeared in contests against TCU and Colorado but did not field a pass in either game. Per Marshall’s Rivals affiliate, Obialo will be able to play immediately for the Herd, somehow skirting the typical one year sit-out period for intra-FBS transfers.
While Obialo may be a bit of an unknown due to his limited playing time since his high school junior season, this addition could be a diamond in the rough for Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday if Obialo plays to his potential out wide. At 6’3”, 200 pounds, Obialo will already be among the largest wide receivers in Conference USA.