Next Stop ND

The last time Aramide Olaniyan visited South Bend it was much colder than it will be for his upcoming visit. The linebacker prospect from Woodberry Forest School (Va.) also committed to play for Duke this spring.

Aramide Olaniyan (6-foot-2, 200-pounds) visited Notre Dame back in February for a junior day, but didn't receive the scholarship offer he coveted. Despite being committed to Duke,'s No. 9 rated weakside linebacker will return to South Bend next weekend.

"Without an offer I can't really comment, but I think it would be a good fit," Aramide responded when asked how much interest he had in Notre Dame. "I am going to up there on June 30th for the camp to try and earn an offer.

"Notre Dame is a great school and they have great academics. They're definitely a school that I'm looking at. I love to compete, so that's another reason that I want to go to their camp. I want to work on my technique with coach Tenuta. All the linebacker coaches that I've worked with have taught me a lot, so I want to get better and learn as much as I can.

Olaniyan has 16 scholarship offers from the likes of Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, UCLA. Auburn, Boston College, Maryland and Stanford.

"I was just at Duke," Aramide said. "Duke was a great experience and it was the best place I've been to so far. It will take a lot for me not to go to Duke. I had a great time with coach Cutcliffe, and the whole coaching staff has been great to me. I really don't know what it to go to another school.

"I think Notre Dame will be the last school that I'm going to visit as far as camps go. I'm going to try and take a visit to UCLA toward the end of July or early August, and that's the only other trip I plan on making."

Despite the relationship he has built with the Duke coaching staff Aramide likely won't be done taking visits until late in the fall.

"I'll definitely take some official visits," he explained. "You only get to be recruited like this once in your life. I think it's a great opportunity to see different things, so I definitely think I'll be taking some official visits. I know I'll be taking one to Duke." Top Stories