Cane DB Commit Gets Post-Season Hardware

The regular season may be over for Fort Myers HS (FL) standout safety C.J. Odom, but he is making his rounds at All-Star games and racking up the post-season hardware. Read on to find out the latest...

Fort Myers High School (8-3) lost in their first round playoff game against Manatee High School (Bradenton). However, that doesn't mean the season is over for their standout safety C.J. Odom.

"Everything is going good," Odom said. "We finished off well, but we lost in the first round of the playoffs to Manatee."

Odom will be making his rounds at local and state All-Star games. He also recently won some post-season hardware in the Fort Myers area. He recorded 121 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries. He ran the football nine times for 72 yards and a touchdown. He also played kick returner.

"I was named the number one player in the area the by the coaches, an all conference player, I was named to the local All-Star team, and Coach Stanley awarded me with some team awards."

Odom will be playing in the local All-Star game and will leave on December 16th and will be there until the 21st.

The 6-foot-1 205 pound safety is being recruiting by running backs coach Tommie Robinson. He spoke very highly of the first year position coach.

"He is a super great guy, a real great guy to talk to. I see myself open to talk to him. I can see him being a mentor to me. I can just discuss anything with him Overall he is a great guy."

Robinson recently made an in-home visit with the safety. He was able to meet his family and just talk about life.

"We talked about a lot of things, like life, you know the important things," Odom said. "We also talked about what I have to work on. He was here met mother and my older brother (Johnny Brown), which was important because my older brother is like a father to me."

He also received a call today from Robinson to schedule an official visit to the University. Odom has already had an unofficial visit.

"The school was nice, it wasn't too big, not too small. I was able to meet the people there and it was great and that is what makes me want to go. Leaving home to go campus it really felt like I haven't been away from home, but they made me feel at home."

He is also excited to be playing with the talent in South Florida when he attends the University of Miami.

"Playing with them is totally exciting. The area I live in, a lot of those guys like the U," Odom said. "I am looking forward to the AS games where I can meet them all and get to know them a little before I get down there."

Odom doesn't have any other trips or in-home visits scheduled from other schools.

"I have no other trips planned. Right now I am just focused on school and working out. Those are the only things on my mind."

Academically, he said he was "fine" and all he was waiting on was his standardized test scores. Odom will be looking to enroll in the summer.

"I have nothing but A's and B's this year. The only thing I had to do was take one of the tests and then we can take it from there. I took the SAT and ACT recently and I'm just waiting back on the scores."


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