It's safe to safe his recruitment has been a bit of a carousel.
The talented strong-side defensive end committed to UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 and even signed a letter-of-intent with the N.C. Wolfpack in February 2012. Now that he has been having so much success on the JUCO route more in-state schools are paying attention and the offers are coming in again.
Recently ECU became the fourth school to offer Owino.
"Offensive line coach Brandon Jones came and spoke with me about ECU," said Owino. "We speak a lot about general things like life and school. I haven't visited (ECU) so I don't know much about it, but I had a couple friends from high school that went there."
Right now Owino holds offers from Troy, N.C. State, ECU and Texas State. He has also been in contact with coaches from Texas and Arkansas State.
Navarro has been a nice home for Owino and his game has elevated. If all goes to plan, he should have two years of eligibility and be at a new school by December 2014. This gives him the summer and fall to figure out where he'd like to be.
He plans on making visits in the near future.
"I definitely am coming to North Carolina this summer," said Owino. "I'm going to try and take a summer visit to ECU."
Owino plans to make an immediate impact at whatever school he ends up at. For right now he is working hard to complete the process of getting there.
While he mentioned he saw some time at linebacker in high school, Owino has been strictly a defensive end at the JUCO level. He brings nice size to the position standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 255 pounds. ECU has expressed interest in using him as a lengthy defensive end.