Massive Midwestern Prospect Likes NU

Programs across the country are finishing up the stages of getting to know young men while several around the nation already have a couple, even several recruits to their name. One such young man who is getting quite a bit of attention has come up on our radar who has gotten quite a personal touch from the University of Nebraska.

Nebraska is looking for some large young men and Timi (Full name Timilehin) Oshinowo fits that bill.  Standing 6' 7" and weighing in at 280 pounds, Oshinowo presents a frame that still has some growing to do and that has coaches salivating.  He currently holds a 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and claims interest from Illinois, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida, Duke, Michigan State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, NC State, Oregon and Stanford.  He was named to the Junior All-Area, Academic All Conference teams last year and plans to attend the May 21st Nike Camp.  He cites his strengths as his long wingspan, pass protection, blocking into the defensive backfield and head to head blocking.

Growing up, being a fan was a matter of birth for Oshinowo.  "When I was growing up, I was a fan of Ohio State because my brother and I were born at the University hospital and also my dad went there," he said.  He claims no favorites currently for football, but he does have a favorite player.  "I root for my brother, he plays at Stanford," he said.  Timi has had a decent amount of experience with Nebraska already having met Head Coach Bill Callahan.  "I've gotten some handwritten letters from the head coach's office.  The first time I saw the head coach was at the Tom Lemming banquet and he sent a letter saying thanks for coming, it was nice seeing you and stuff.  He said we hope you're still interested and sent camp info," said Oshinowo.

Timi has a pretty decent-sized list about factors relating to colleges he might attend.  "Number one is a good group of people. Not necessarily coaches because I don't base my choice on coaches because they can be there one year and be gone.  My brother was recruited by Ty Wilingham at when he was at Stanford and now he's not even at Notre Dame.  If I were to choose a college because of a coach my heart might be broken.   I'd like a place with a nice church, good people and academics of course because I want to get the best degree I can and a good football program," he said. 

Oshinowo has already taken a couple of trips to get an idea of just what lie in wait for him on the recruiting trail.  "I have been on a few unofficial visits to Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.  I got invited to Florida's junior day but we can't make it.  I think as time goes by, some might come up and I might like going another road," he said.  One thing that Timi said stands out about Nebraska is how personable their letters are as compared to the form letter style of other schools.  "The coach (Callahan), he seems like a nice guy when I heard him speak, they've also had a pretty good reputation s a football program.  The mail that they send me is very personable, it seems like they're very involved I what I'm doing," he said.

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