Oyedeji Having Big Year; Has Top Five

The top five power forwards in the 2010 class are already off the board. Next on the list is Tobi Oyedeji, but don't expect the high-energy forward to make a decision in the near future.

Take a quick glance at the 2010 power forward list and you realize that the big men are flying off the board.

While his counterparts are dropping like flies, don't expect Bellaire (Tex.) High standout Tobi Oyedeji to make a commitment in the near future, despite plenty of scholarship offers already on the table.

"I'm starting to have a feel for it, but it's still early," Oyedeji said. "I'm not going to be quick to make a decision. At first at the beginning of the year I thought I was going to make a decision at the end of my junior year, but now I think I'm going to take a little time."

When it comes time to make a decision, the 6-foot-7, 200-pounder will have options. Already he claims scholarship offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Baylor and Louisville.

Of the schools showing him attention, a few are starting to separate themselves. He listed a top five of Arizona State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, LSU and Georgia Tech. According to Oyedeji that group is showing him the most attention.

Oyedeji's junior season has been an impressive one. Averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds, has helped Bellaire to 24-6 mark and primed for a run in the playoffs.

"We are really rolling right now," Oyedeji said. "We are starting to click. We are clicking at the right time, in the playoffs, so that's a good thing."

Individually, Oyedeji feels like he's made drastic improvements on the offensive end. He's more comfortable in the post and his jump shot is becoming more reliable.

"I think I've improved tremendously on my offense," he said. "I'm able to hit the mid-range jumpers now consistently. In the post, if I'm not double team, I'm scoring it most of the time. I was able to shoot a little bit, but not consistent, like it is now."

Oyedeji, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 6 at the power forward spot in the 2010 class and No. 33 overall in the 2010 class.


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