His coach John Bluem said Idowu was an “unbelievably good human being.”
“He was a very quiet kid, very intelligent, marvelous athlete, really, really hard worker… always a smile and always a pleasant person to be around,” he said.
According to the Ohio State athletics website, Idowu was from Madison, Miss. and attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for high school. He was a junior majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences at OSU and planned to attend Medical School after graduating. He was an Ohio State Prominence Scholar and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.