Is Michigan back in it for Aramide Olaniyan?

Back in early March, it seemed as though the Michigan Wolverines were in great shape with Aramide Olaniyan. He came into the Badger Sport 7 on 7 tournament at Rutgers with a offer in hand, and talked gushingly about the Wolverines in several interviews. A few weeks later, he surprised many by committing early to the Duke Blue Devils.

Fast forward to the month of June, where interest in 6-1, 200 pound Woodberry Forest (VA) linebacker Aramide Olaniyan continues to rise, and scholarship offers are pouring in. Despite all the attention, Olaniyan remains firm in his commitment … … … but … … … he appears to be considering other options as well.

The Wolverines recently stopped by Woodberry Forest to pay the talented linebacker a visit.

"Coach Dews came by two weeks ago to see me. He spent a lot of time talking to my coach. It was a great visit, and Michigan is a great school."

Schools such as UCLA, Stanford, Wake Forest, and Vanderbilt have offered. Virginia and Notre Dame are also involved. There is plenty of common ground amongst these schools, and it's certainly catching Olaniyan's attention.

"I like all of those schools, they have the same academic reputation as Duke. My parents have always been big on education, and would like me to attend a school with great academics."

Olaniyan and family are making plans to visit some of his top schools this summer, so he can be sure of his decision before his season begins.

"We are got out to California for a couple days, so I can see UCLA and Stanford. I'm not sure of the date yet, but it will be in June once schools out. I want to see Michigan too." The Wolverines are certainly involved, thanks to the recruiting prowess of Tony Dews. "Coach Dews has been great, we have a great relationship. He talks to my mother all the time, he tells her about the school, and everything Michigan has to offer. She wants to go up there with me and check it out." When Olaniyan makes the trip to Ann Arbor, he has a few things he'd like to see. "I know coach Rod is doing is great things up there, so I want to talk to the players and see how they feel about the direction of the program. I'd also like to see the academic side, like how the players classes and schedules are." Olaniyan plans to major in economics, or political science. He currently has a 2.8 core GPA, but yet to take the SAT.

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