Olaniyan Talks Following Michigan State Camp

Warren Mott defensive end/linebacker C.J. Olaniyan is one players most wanted by Michigan State and they were happy to see him in East Lansing for the first of their summer camp session.

Warren Mott defensive end/linebacker C.J. Olaniyan is one players most wanted by Michigan State and they were happy to see him in East Lansing for the first of their summer camp session.

Olaniyan caught up with GSN and told us what he got out of the camp sesssion.

"They helped me to fix my stance a little bit," said Olaniyan. It wasn't really anything different. They told me when I got down into my stance to bring my butt up a little bit," which he said helped him with his explosion off his first step.

Heading into his senior season, Olaniyan says that Mott doesn't plan anything different for him and that he'll reprise the role he played as a junior where he recorded 84 tackles and nine sacks.

"I probably play both (defensive end and linebacker) but more defensive end than linebacker he said. Olaniyan believes he's more effective with his hand down than playing off the edge from a standup position.

He confirms that he is still wide open in his recruitment and as for his next move, "I might attend the camp at Michigan on the 20th but I'm not sure yet."

Olaniyan still continues to play his second love, basketball on the AAU circuit with one of the top squads in the state. "We're still playing and I'm with the Michigan Mustangs," said C.J. who reports, "It's going good. We don't have any more tournaments until July, we're not going to Nationals the big one that we go to is in Vegas. But we have a tournament before that one. We're going to Vegas around July 16 or 18 that the big one Nike and Adidas puts on, the Main Event."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound pass rusher says he got a chance to work with defensive line coach Ted Gill during the camp session. "He was alright. I didn't do that much talking, he did the talking, he showed me how to do the drills and how to fix my stance.

After the camp session, Olaniyan met with the coaching staff who repeated their scholarship offer. Olaniyan talked about his conversation with head coach Mark Dantonio. "He didn't really say much, he said that I was doing good at the camp and that they want me to come play for them."

How would the staff use him if he decided to commit to the Spatans? "They tell me they were going to use me to the most of my abilities and have me probably playing defensive end and, they know I'm fast and quick so they want to use me to my ability."

Michigan State is not alone in their desire to have Olaniyan on their roster. He began his life in the United States in the south he explained.

"My parents are from Africa and they came over here (and settled in Georgia before moving north to Michigan). Olaniyan said his parents are leaving the choice up to him.

"My mom, my dad doesn't say to much about it. They don't worry about sports all they worry about is me getting into a good school."

He says he is hearing from some of the schools in the south right now. When asked who he hears from the most he said "I don't know yet, maybe Virginia Tech. Probably Georgia sends the most and some from Florida, I haven't really heard from Alabama or Mississippi or even Georgia Tech."

He continue to pile up the offers as he continues his summer campaign.

"The newest offer is from UCLA," he said. They're alright, they're coach came to my school to tell me about their school and that they are 72 degrees all year round. It is a possibility that I could take a visit and USC stopped by my track practice."

"With the MAC schools I'm up to about 20 offers. It does make me feel good. They don't really say to much, they're letting me do it."

Olaniyan wrapped up the offer by telling GSN his timetable. "Probably before the third or fourth game of the season I will make my announcement. I don't have a top five yet but I'm getting pretty close to it."


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