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How he went from that state of hopelessness and confusion to where he is now — a 22-year-old poised to earn his college degree in the spring — is a story that Edozie still has a difficult time comprehending. His account was confirmed to USA TODAY Sports by Brim, coaches who played integral roles in his development and an attorney whose efforts nine years ago helped him fight a deportation order."He was given a lot of avenues to quit and never did," said Mike Marquis, who coached Edozie for two seasons at Tyler (Texas) Junior College.