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MHS Football Standout Announces College Choice

Clemente Ojinnaka, a senior defensive end at Milton Hershey School, has signed a letter of intent to attend and play football at Duquesne University. Ojinnaka finished the 2019 season with 114 stops and 28 tackles-for-loss, helping the Spartans to a 10-2 record and a spot in the PIAA District 3 semifinals. Along with teammate Josh Para, Ojinnaka was named to the Class 4A All-State Team.

“I’d like to thank everyone who’s supported me through this recruiting process, including my coaches here at MHS,” said Ojinnaka, in announcing his college commitment.

A 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end who also plays basketball at MHS, Ojinnaka additionally earned scholarship offers from Robert Morris and Saint Francis University.

“We’re so proud of Clemente and are excited to see him excel at Duquesne,” said Jeff Boger, head football coach at MHS. “The Dukes are getting a talented and tough football player. Clemente is also a great teammate who’s committed to making everybody better.”

Ojinnaka came to MHS in sixth grade and has used extracurricular activities, including athletics, as a way to grow as a leader and further strengthen his character. “This whole process has been fun. I’m grateful to everyone who’s believed in me along the way,” he said.

Pictured above, Clemente Ojinnaka holds the Cocoa Bean Trophy after the Spartans beat their town rival, the Hershey Trojans, in the annual Cocoa Bean Game.

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