Ogundeko Picks up 'Big' Offer

Few players in the northeast are hotter than Brooklyn (NY) DE Ebenezer Ogundeko. He picked up his 17th offer on Thursday, his third from the SEC - and a fourth from football's power conference may be on the way sooner than later.

One of the most prestigious programs in America checked in on Brooklyn (NY) Thomas Jefferson defensive end prospect Ebenezer Ogundeko on Thursday - and the visit couldn't have gone much better for both parties.

"Florida was at my school today, they offered me," said the 2013 prospect with enthusiasm. "It was pretty good, it was a great feeling. Their defensive coordinator (Dan) Quinn was there and so was the defensive backs coach (Travaris Robinson).

"They were talking about football and how they liked how I play...then they said they were going to offer me a full scholarship."

The offer is No. 17 for the punishing pass-rusher.

"It's pretty big to me, it shows that my hard work is paying off and they see all the effort I put into this," said Ogundeko, who maintains that he has not even begun narrowing down his ever-expanding list.

Another SEC school is planning on stopping by Jefferson to see the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder in person - and it may lead to another offer.

"Tennessee spoke to my coaches, and they said they were going to come by next week," admitted Ogundeko, who added that he has had no previous contact with the Volunteers.

With so many schools on his list, the rising senior has not been able to separate any from the pack just yet - though he plans to at some point as early as the summer.

Said Ogundeko on the schools courting him, "They're all recruiting me hard."

He will begin planning visits once he returns from a combine over the weekend where he hopes to prove he "deserves to be ranked higher" on everybody's board.

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