Oruwariye up to 23 offers

The Huskers have recently entered the picture for this three-star safety. Nebraska has been communicating with this player over social media and are jockeying for a possible official visit.

Tampa (Flor.) Gaither is a program in the state of Florida that has D-1 talent every year. Amani Oruwariye is part of the latest crop that will take the field trying to win a third consecutive district championship.

"We play this Friday," Oruwariye said. "I can't wait to play with my team and see what it's like to play against another team. I want to hit someone different.

"At Gaither we always want to win district. We have won it the past two years and I think that this year for us could be a deep run in the playoffs. We have a lot of people coming back, but our lines are new."

The three-star prospect will be found primarly at one position in the secondary for Gaither. The secondary has some depth though which allows for Oruwariye to rotate to at least one other position. He also plays on the offensive side of the ball.

"I am going to play cornerback, primarily, we have a lot of defensive backs on our team so I will rotate into the free safety spot. I might play some strong safety too. I will play wide receiver on offense."

Oruwariye finds himself in the right part of the college football recruiting market as a tall, lock-down cornerback. A couple of schools see his future though a little heavier playing deeper in the secondary.

"Right now, a lot of schools like the longer cornerbacks. I am long and have length with ball skills so I am mainly being recruited to play cornerback.

"Some schools are talking to me about stacking some weight on me and playing safety. I do play safety in high school, but it was be a big adjustment to only play safety at that level. I really prefer cornerback."

The length that Oruwariye has is attracting the college coaches to come and see him. However it's how he plays the position which really opens eyes. He can shut down a side of the field and also play the run from his cornerback spot.

"Most cornerbacks are 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11. I am 6-foot-2. I can make play in the air, I can take out half of the field while in coverage and I can come up to support the run and can make the open field tackles."

The latest couple of offers found their way to Oruwariye about a month ago. He says that when he picks out a school it will because of the atmosphere on game days, what it's like living there and early playing time.

"I am up to 23 offers now. The last offers that I picked up were from Cincinnati and Nebraska. I picked up those offers about a month ago. There weren't any new ones since them.

"I am looking at the atmosphere of the school, where I will be living, and I am also looking for an opportunity to play early. I don't want to red-shirt. I also want to get an idea about all of the players' mind sets."

Nebraska was one of the last offers to find it's way to Oruwariye. He has been in consistent communication with the Nebraska staff over social media.

"I have been talking to Coach Terry Joseph from Nebraska. We talk a lot, not really over the phone or anything, but over messages on Facebook.

"I am excited about the offer from Nebraska. I need to see them in person though. Nebraska is a good school and they have a good football program."

There has been no thought given to the schools that will get official visits. There might be an opportunity to take an official visit on a bye as well as if a school has a night game on Saturday night.

"I don't have any official visits set. I am pretty sure that I will take an official visit on my open week. I could also take a visit to a school if they have a night game on Saturday night."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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