Focus '06 - Timi Oshinowo (OL)

<b>Timi Oshinowo</b>, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound, offensive lineman, from Naperville (Ill.) Nequa Valley already has several schools looking at him. Timi is the younger brother of Stanford defensive tackle O.J. Oshinowo. Timi talks about his early contacts and favorites.

"Right now I don't have any scholarship offers," said Timi Oshinowo.

"My favorites are Illinois, Iowa, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern and Wisconsin. I don't have a leader. Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois are all sending me hand-written letters.

"Academics are very important to me but I'm also looking for a school that's a good fit for me. My brother is out at Stanford but he told me that he wants me to do the best thing for me and to look at all my options."

Timi Oshinowo began his junior day visits last weekend in Champaign and the Fighting Illini made quite an impression.

"I had a real nice visit to Illinois," Oshinowo said. "Coach (Ron) Zook and his staff are a good group of people. I enjoyed spending the day with them. The basketball game was incredible as well.

"I enjoyed the tour of the locker room and the facilities as well. I'm definitely going to consider Illinois."

Oshinowo and his family will be headed to Northwestern, Notre Dame and Wisconsin for junior days in the next few weeks.

Academics are very important to the Oshinowo family. Both of Timi's parents are doctors and O.J. will graduate from Stanford in June with a degree in Electrical Engineering. O.J. has been accepted into grad school at Stanford as well and has one more year of eligibility left for the Cardinal.

Timi Oshinowo started every game in 2004 on the offensive line for Nequa Valley. He's far from the finished product and he's a very lean 280-pounds. Timi has the frame to add 20-30 pounds the fact that he also letters in basketball and track shows that he's an athlete.


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