In a state brimming with defensive end prospects for the class of 2007, Adewale Ojomo from Hialeah (Fla) High School is considered to be one of Florida's best. SuperPrep has rated him the No. 13 player in the Sunshine State as well as naming him an All-American in it's preseason rankings. Scout.com considers Ojomo a four-star prospect.
At 6-4, 211 pounds and boasting 4.7-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Ojomo finished off 2006 with close to 40 tackles and seven sacks. So far in 2007, the senior end has recorded 36 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections in helping lead his Hialeah squad to an early 3-2 record.
With better than two dozen scholarship offers on the table, Ojomo has had NC State on his recruiting radar for months and he made an official visit with the Pack last weekend for their upset win over Boston College. He talked with Pack Pride about the trip.
"I really enjoyed it," he said. "The thing that stood out was that the facilities there were really nice. The fans are really loyal and they've stuck with coach Amato even when the team was losing and I liked that. The atmosphere there was great. I got to talk quite a bit with coach Amato and coach Stroud and I feel real comfortable with those two guys."
With his trip to NC State behind him, Ojomo updated his top schools.
"Right now, I'm looking mainly at Miami, NC State and Pittsburgh," said Ojomo. "I'm going to Pittsburgh for an official visit on Oct 21 and I'll be at Miami in December. Everyone is still even."
The Canes are generally considered the team to beat and they've been working hard to get Ojomo in the bag for months. So is Miami still pushing for an early commitment?
"Yeah, they're still on me pretty hard, trying to get me to commit."
When it comes time for a decision, Ojomo said he knows what he'll be looking for.
"I really want to go to a place where I feel comfortable and where I'll be comfortable that I made the right decision. I'll likely make a decision in the next couple of months."
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