Thursday, February 13, 2014

Okabe brothers commit to Madoka


Kotori Itsuka, the mother of Shintarou and Dakota Okabe, who committed to the Mitakihara Magi this past week.

Okabe brothers commit to Madoka

By Anna Hendrix
The Daily Magi
October 2, 2062

Shintarou and Dakota Okabe, the two sons of Mitakihara Magi defensive coordinator Buntarou Okabe, have committed to Tatsuya Kaname's Magi and will be coached by their old man starting next fall, it was announced. The announcement was seen as a major coup for Coach Kaname, as the three primary targets have been acquired: the Okabe brothers and outside linebacker Takuto Itsuka.

"Our mom wanted us to be a part of the Magi football team, and after Homecoming Week, we decided it would be the right decision," said Dakota, who plays on the right side. "I think we would have let her down if we decided to commit elsewhere."

"I knew that I was going to be a Magi before this whole thing began," Shintarou added. He plays on the left side and will be No. 1 on the depth chart next year, if all goes as expected. "I'm the quicker of the two and none of the other schools had a chance. I didn't want to go to a B1G school because I was never gonna win a national championship.

"I'm excited to join the Mitakihara Family and I am ready to get my feet wet."

"I think my two boys made the right decision to join me here at Madoka," said Coach Okabe via phone call. "I told them, 'You're coming with me or else. We have all the tools you need to be successful and achieve. You just have to declare and then you're on your way to being stars of the Best College Football Team in All of College Football.' And that was all they needed."

The Magi are looking at one more recruit to acquire, and that is center Daniel Hashida, the son of Mitakihara offensive coordinator Darrell Hashida. Daniel is seen to be a successor to Nate Urshel and has good hands, great blocking technique, textbook snap technique and an overall superior work ethic. In addition, Daniel Hashida is a straight-A student at MitSS and is slated to be in contention for a salutatorian position during next spring's Commencement ceremony.

Notre Dame is looking to also acquire Hashida's services and may get in a tug-of-war with the Magi. Mitakihara and Notre Dame have been in a constant tug-of-war over a number of prized prospects over the years, and Hashida may be in the line of fire over the next few weeks.

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