North Texas LB/DE Joe Ozougwu commits to Arkansas State

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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Butch Jones adds another D1 player to the 2021 Arkansas State recruiting class.

North Texas senior linebacker & defensive end Joe Ozougwu announced Tuesday evening that he committed to the Red Wolves. In 34 games with the Mean Green (2017-2019), Ozougwu racked up 89 tackles, 17 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 pass deflections.

He landed on the 2017 Conference USA All-Freshman Team. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported in September 2020 that Ozougwu opted out because of COVID-19 concerns.

Ozougwu has 1 years left of eligibility. The Alief, Texas native is the 3rd D1 transfer to commit to Arkansas State this month. Louisville LB Thurman Geathers verballed with A-State on January 7th, Boise State WR Khyheem Waleed verballed with the Red Wolves on January 5th.

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