Olugbode Looking for a Spot

The San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep athlete, Kenneth Olugbode, is looking for his first offer during a good spring...

San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep athlete Kenneth Olugbode has been one of the standouts for Pro Sport USA this spring at various 7on7 tournaments, carrying over from his stellar junior season, where he helped lead the Bells to the CIF-CCS title and a spot in the CIF State Division I title game, where they lost a last-minute heartbreaker to Santa Margarita (Calif.).

That loss has driven Olugbode this spring, much like it did his older brother, Kyle, who's now a safety at Stanford, Kyle's senior season coming to an end in heart-breaking fashion against Oceanside.

Kenneth, much like Kyle, who walked on at Stanford, has had a good career, but recruiting has gone a little slow.

Still, a number of schools are expressing interest in Olugbode.

"I've talked with UCLA, Oregon State and Northwestern and Nevada and UNLV have also been by this week," said Olugbode. "We've also had Boise State and Cal come by in the last week and the schools showing the most interest are San Jose State, USC, Oregon State, Northwestern, Missouri, Boise State, UCLA, Cal, Nevada, UNLV and Stanford."

Olugbode said that Northwestern and USC have come by and requested transcripts and Nevada has invited him for their camp.

"I'm getting recruited mostly as an outside linebacker," said Olugbode. "I could play that or tight end or an H-Back."

Olugbode is planning a busy summer, with camps at Boise State, Oregon State, Northwestern and UCLA as well as the Oregon Nike Camp.

"I'll also be at the Passing Down and IMG 7on7 Finals too," said Olugbode. "When I'm at 7on7, I compete at tight end and receiver and I think I have demonstrated that I can play any of these positions (linebacker included) at the next level. Most schools are looking at me to play defense, but I am open to either offense or defense."

Olugbode said he's most familiar with the Pac-12, with his brother at Stanford, but that he's open to anyone.

"I'll go play wherever," said Olugbode.

Last fall, Olugbode had 50 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, two pass deflections and an interceptions.

Academically, he has a 3.5 and will take the SAT next month.


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