Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 83 Defensive End
Size: 6-5 235 Pounds
Hometown: Charlotte (NC)
School: Olympic High School
Projected Position At NC State: Defensive End
Accolades: all-conference, all-area, all-county
Commit Date: January 24, 2015
Recruiting Scene: Olenga’s first offer came from Tennessee but for most of the year his recruitment stayed very quiet. He had bounced around schools and grades were a question mark but a late turn in the right direction academically resulted in offers from East Carolina, NC State, Nebraska, Wake Forest and others.
Olenga initially committed to the Pirates but after visiting NC State officially, Olenga switched that commitment to the Pack even before his official visit was halfway done.
Nebraska tried to make a late surge but Olenga turned them down and remained solid for the Wolfpack.
Why NC State? "I knew it was where I wanted to be at. Coach Doeren was real happy, all the coaches were. He's a good guy. He keeps it real, he's real honest.”
Picked NC State Over: East Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wake Forest
Scouting Report: “An intense competitor, Olenga showed good quickness on the edge and a willingness to be physical against bigger offensive tackles. Looks like he gets by with power at the high school level and had to adjust his game against the better competition at the Nike Camp.” - Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons