Fr., Def. Back, 6-1, 185
Joined Commodores at start of spring practice. Coaches working
with Ohanaja at safety and cornerback looking for best fit.
Has excellent speed and size, but needs an excellent off-season
strength/conditioning to compete for serious action in senior-dominated
Did not play.
Earned three-year varsity letters in football... Started three
years, starting at safety as sophomore, defensive back as
junior and running back at senior... Three-year All-District
selection... Named by Dallas Morning News as Top 100 Recruits
in Dallas-Fort Worth metro area... Team went to state playoffs
as junior... Also sprinted for the high school track squad...
Active with the Future Business Leaders of America and FCA.
Ohanaja is planning to major in Human and Organizational Development.
Son of Nancy Opara and Francis Ohanaja... Born January 27,
1983... Mom is a physician in Arlington... Oldest of four
siblings (brother and two sisters)... Name is pronounced kuh-LECHI,
OHAN uh-juh... Took a semester of Vanderbilt courses before
athletic scholarship started in January 2002... Went to same
high school as VU receiver Ryan Cuffee... Enjoys reading history
and listening to music.