Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tennessee Temple’s Michael Ojo has signed to attend and play basketball at Florida State. The 7-foot-1, 290-pound center averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as a senior. Ojo becomes the sixth member of Lenoard Hamilton’s 2012 recruiting class.
“We are excited about this group of players and the opportunity that each one of them will have to help our team continue to build on the foundation we already have in place,” said Hamilton. “Michael fits in well with the high-character type of student-athletes already included in this class. We are going to have patience with this group but they will grow as individuals and their progress will be evident quickly.”
Ojo received All-American honors at the National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament in 2012 as well as being named to the All-Tournament team at the NACA.
“Michael has been playing basketball for only a few years and is a dedicated, hard-working young man who has a very high basketball ceiling,” said Tennessee Temple High school head coach Randy Lee. “While I don’t want to place unrealistic expectations on Michael, he is right now physically talented enough to play in the ACC – he only needs time to develop his understanding of the game of basketball. He has the ability to be a good rebounder and has a very imposing presence in the paint with his 7-foot-8 wingspan. Coach Hamilton and his staff not only have a great history of identifying talented post players but they have the patience to help them develop over time. Florida State and Coach Hamilton’s system are perfect fits for Michael and he will be a great addition to the Seminole program.”
Ojo joins Devon Bookert, Montay Brandon, Robert Gilchrist, Aaron Thomas and Boris Bojanovsky in this year's class.