Will FLA Make the Cut?

Greg Olsen from New Jersey has an incredible 42 scholarship offers right now. He is a super athlete (TE/DE) from Wayne Hills High School. Olsen is planning to narrow his list to eight to ten schools by the end of May. Stay tuned for that but check out his incredible story. And yes, Florida has offered him.

One of the nation's top overall prospects is Greg Olsen from Wayne, New Jersey. He is an incredible big athlete that stars at both tight end and defensive end for Wayne Hills High School. Right now, he has 42 scholarship offers. Some of the bigger name schools that have offered are Notre Dame, Tennessee, Miami, Florida State, Syracuse, USC, Michigan, Stanford, Nebraska, Florida, and LSU. If the name sounds familiar, his older brother Chris signed with Notre Dame in February. He was one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the nation last season that picked the Fighting Irish over Miami.

Both Chris and Greg have a very special coach who happens to be their father. "It has been everything a father can hope for," said Wayne Hills Head Coach and father of two super players Chris Olsen, Sr. "I am proud of both of them. I have the best of both worlds because I was a father and a coach that was both a part of their high school careers and mine as well."

Greg Olsen is athletic on both sides of the ball. He has super size (6-6 and 245 pounds) and speed (4.7). Last season he had 91 tackles and 12 sacks as a defensive end and 25 receptions for 560 yards and 10 touchdowns at tight end.

"Greg is a special player," said his father Chris. "There is no doubt he is gifted but he has also worked extremely hard."

Said Greg, "I have a bigger body and I can split out and run like a receiver. I can also block people and blow them off the ball. Defensively, I love to rush the quarterback."

Some schools are so enamored with his speed that they like him as a linebacker. To Olsen, it doesn't matter what position he plays. He just wants to play. The hard part will be narrowing down his choices and that can be difficult with this many offers from all the high powered college football programs.

"I want to have it narrowed down to eight to ten programs by the end of the May Evaluation Period. By the end of the summer, I want to have it down to five schools. I will go from there.

Right now, I am open to everyone and looking at academics first. I have a great chance to be successful after football and I want my degree to mean something. I also want a chance to play for a National Championship and pick a team that can prepare me for the next level."

Olsen said he plans to camp at Tennessee and possibly Virginia. He is also a standout in track (hurdles, javelin, and shot put).

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