Olaniyan's Recruiting Heats Up

Woodberry Forest School linebacker Aramide Olaniyan had five schools call him on Monday to talk about him coming to their school and he called Scout.com after his studies to catch us up on his situation.

Aramide Olaniyan has seen his recruiting pick up lately after taking back his verbal offer back from Duke, however Monday was a big day for him at school as he had to prepare to be the teacher on Tuesday.

"I'm actually teaching my English class tomorrow, so I spent all night studying for a French test and now I'm reading a book that I have to take quotes out of and teach the class based off of that," Olaniyan explained. "The whole class is doing it, so I'm not trying to be a teacher or anything. I'm going to be a lawyer."

On the recruiting front, pretty much everyone has started to get back in touch with the free agent from Woodberry Forest, Va., and Olaniyan is excited about the prospects of some schools looking at him which he explained to Scout.com.

"Things have really begun to pick up for me since I de-committed from Duke," Olaniyan stated. "Tennessee, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke and Miami have all called tonight and obviously I haven't gotten to get back to them, but it's exciting to see all the interest coming in."

"All of those schools have unique things that I like about them, so I'm just going to continue to research them online and talk to my parents about who the best fit would be," Olaniyan explained. "I have been talking to UCLA on a weekly basis and talked to Coach Rick Neuheisel last week. He's a great guy and we've had the chance to build a great relationship since we first met last spring. He's always a great guy to speak with and I'm pumped to go out there for my official visit in November and learn more about the school."

"I also talked to Coach Butch Davis from North Carolina and he's another guy that it's always a pleasure talking to because when I met him this summer at camp he was really good with me. UNC is a great school and they're doing a bunch of great things with the football program with recruiting and how they're playing on the field. I have built some great relationships with players that go to UNC, so that would be another school I'd already have some friends and family at."

Olaniyan has 13 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks in two games so far this season.

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