So Cal corner looking for an early decision

Like some prospects, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu doesn't wish to drag out his recruitment. However, the Chino Hills (Calif.) cornerback will certainly have to sift through the bevy of offers he already has. Arizona State has been pursuing Ekpre-Olomu for a while now and Devils Digest caught up with the 2011 prospect to get his thoughts about his recruitment with the Sun Devils.

"Arizona State offered me about a month and half ago," Ifo Ekpre-Olomu said. "I've been talking to Coach Broussard and he has been by my school last week. I feel that Arizona State is one of the best schools in the Pac-10 and always had a good football team.

"They obviously have a great defense and the coaches think I would be a good fit on that team. It's a team that is on the rise."

Ekpre-Olomu, who stands 5-10 190, has been clocked at a 40 time of 4.4. He led the 10-3 Huskies with 19 touchdowns (12 rushing, 9 receiving), as he collected 521 yards on the ground (6.06 yards per carry) and 712 receiving yards. On defense he recorded 38 tackles and three interceptions as opponents tended to not throw in his direction. The corner posted eight interceptions as a sophomore.

"Coaches like my ball skills, footwork and athleticism," Ekpre-Olomu stated. "They tell me that I can play corner or safety and that I play good man coverage. I do need to work on my acceleration out of my breaks."

Oregon, Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado State, and San Diego State have all offered scholarships as well.

"I'm open right now to play anywhere," Ekpre-Olomu commented. "So I don't know if I will stay in the Pac-10 or not. I do think that it's the best conference out there and playing against the best receivers will only make you a better cornerback."

"I'm hoping to make a decision before the season ends. I just visited USC and UCLA so far and I want to visit some other schools in the summer and check them out. I'm planning to go to the Arizona State camp since it's really not that far away. I hope to also visit Oregon, Stanford, and Arizona."

The corner who carries a 3.2 GPA said that academics will be the factor that guides him the most in his decision. "I'm looking for a good football atmosphere too," he said.


Sun Devil Source Top Stories