Needs To Learn More About Wildcats

When an SEC program offers a player from Michigan you know the kid has shown some talent. But when the prospect is a transfer to the Snow Belt from the South you know there is a chance he'll take a hard look.

For C.J. Olaniyan of Warren (MI) Warren Motts High School the cold of the north is something he's still getting use to.

"We moved here about five years ago as my father was transferred here for work," Olaniyan told Kentucky Sports Report. "I'm from Georgia so I'm still not use to the cold and snow yet."

With offers from many of the Big Ten Conference the 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end knows about the Wildcats but is looking to learn more.

"I've not had a chance to visit Kentucky at this time. I hope to get down there this summer and look and learn more about what they have to offer."

While it's yet to be seen if he'll make a visit in the future, Olaniyan understands getting an offer from an SEC program holds something special.

"Getting offered by an SEC school is very special. They play great football in the SEC but there is also some good football in other conferences."

When asked to compare the SEC to the Big Ten one thing stood out.

"The SEC may be just a little big faster but there are other things to look at in a school."

Helping C.J. with this is his father.

"My dad is studying everything about the schools that offer me. He's done a lot of research on the schools looking not only at football but also the academics each school has to offer."

So where does UK stand?

"Right now I'd place them in my Top Five schools. But its early and I'm looking to take all five of my visits."

Along with his ten offers several other programs are showing heavy interest.

"Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern and LSU are all talking with my coach about me at this time. I don't know if they'll offer or not."

Looking to travel to Lexington at some point in the summer doesn't mean Olaniyan will be camping with the Wildcats.

"Right now my coach is working on what camps I'll be attending so I don't know where I'll go to at this time.

KSR will check back with Olaniyan in the future to learn more about where he stands with the Wildcats.


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