Is No. 21 On The Way?

The Texas A&M coaching staff had all their attention on Elisha Olabode and Ben Malena this past Friday. Chuck McMillian and Randy Jordan were at the Cedar Hill-South Grand Prairie game the night before the Ags big match up with Arkansas. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Olabode on Monday night and Hop spoke to Ben Malena on Tuesday night. Find out if Olabode and Malena will be in town this weekend!

The Texas A&M coaching staff had all their attention on Elisha Olabode and Ben Malena this past Friday. Chuck McMillian and Randy Jordan were at the Cedar Hill-South Grand Prairie game the night before the Ags big match up with Arkansas. Olabode has become a main target for the Ags in 2010 because of his ability to play both press and man coverage. Elisha also plays free safety at times but he is Cedar Hill's best defender. Currently Olabode holds offers from SMU, Nebraska, Tulsa, Kansas, Iowa State, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Elisha expects to receive an Aggie offer very soon and when he does he intends to end his recruiting process.

"My coaches keep telling me to be patient because the offer is coming. Im ready to be an Aggie. My best friend is Ben (Malena) and he has helped me get noticed-- I owe him a lot. I want to make it to a game real soon-- I'm waiting on Ben to go with me. "

Elisha is playing at an extremely high level and his performance against South Grand Prairie undoubtedly impressed the Aggie coaching staff. Olabode's first touchdown came off an 87 yard interception that Elisha ran back all the way for 6 points. He was flagged for a "Reggie Bush" like flip into the endzone but according to Olabode, he was unaware of the flag. "To tell you the truth, I had no idea that I got a penalty for flipping into the endzone. It was a big play and we were celebrating so I thought we go penalized for that," said Olabode. Elisha's second touchdown was a record breaking 108 yard return off a missed field goal attempt. Olabode then got ejected after he flipped into the end-zone once again. "The second flip was blatant but if I knew I had gotten flagged the first time I wouldn't have done it again. I got caught up in the moment."

Websider's David Sandhop spoke to Elisha's best friend and teammate Ben Malena Tuesday night to see if he has plans to make it to Kyle Field this Saturday. Malena told Hop that he is coming down for the game with Olabode. He was told Olabode will be offered this week, and Ben feels pretty confident Olabode WILL accept the offer. Malena made it sound like it was a matter of "when", not "if" on the commitment.

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman likes to get kids on campus before he hands out offers so Elisha's visit should pay dividends this weekend. The A&M coaching staff is extremely good at sealing the deal once recruits get to Aggieland. It's safe to say that Olabode will most likely make number 21 for the Ags in 2010.


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