Ojeleye is down to four

Only four schools will receive an official visit from Semi Ojeleye.

Small forward Semi Ojeleye was one of the best performers during the month of July. Ojeleye was dominant at times during the Peach Jam for Mo-Kan Elite drawing the attention of numerous college coaches, now the 6-foot-6 forward has narrowed his list of schools down to four.

Offers had come in from coast-to-coast for Ojeleye, and after narrowing things down to a dozen before the month of July, now it is only four schools who remain with a chance to get the excellent athlete and student.

"I am still considering Oregon, Indiana, Stanford, and Duke," Ojeleye said.

The four schools stood out for a variety of reason.

Oregon is a school that Ojeleye has visited unofficially, and now he hopes to make an official visit to the school.

"There is an opportunity for me to play big minutes right away there," said Ojeleye of the Ducks. "Also I like the campus and the coaching staff."

When it comes to Indiana, Ojeleye made an unofficial visit earlier during the summer, and now is hoping to make it back.

"I feel I would be able to develop quickly both on and off the court," he said of the Hoosiers. "Also they have a great team and I think we could win a lot of games."

With Stanford it is the combination of the academics and coaching that has them in the mix.

"I have a good understanding with Coach (Johnny) Dawkins at Stanford," Ojeleye said. "Beyond that academics are very important to me."

Finally there is Duke, a school that has often been linked to Ojeleye as a potential leader.

"Duke has high standards academically and athletically, and Coach (Mike) Krzyzewski is obviously a great coach," he said of the Blue Devils.

At the moment Ojeleye claims no favorites. He plans to visit all of the schools on his list before making a decision.

For the No. 22 player in the nation a fall decision is very likely.


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