One of the top uncommitted defensive linemen in the Midwest is Detroit Cass Tech senior Joshua Alabi, who has heard from many of the top programs around the nation. He currently has a top five ( Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin) and has been talking a lot to the Hurricanes, Spartans and the Badgers.
“(Tight end coach Jeff) Genyk has been telling me that they love me and they want me to be a part of BadgerNation,” Alabi told BadgerNation. “They want me to just get back down there. I love Wisconsin. I feel pretty comfortable at Wisconsin. That is also a factor knowing I could come in early for them and possibly play. He does also talk to me about academics, too. I just can’t wait to get back down there and have a good time.”
The 6-5, 290-pound Alabi has had a fully packed summer with camps and visits and is looking for some free time to lock in his five official visits.
“I would like to take all five official visits, but I am not sure yet,” said Alabi. “I am not sure yet on when I will announce either. Me and my parents will talk about that. I got a tight schedule so whenever I have a free weekend, then that is when I will be planning my official visits. Right now I don’t really know yet. The factors for me will be how comfortable I am with the coaching staff, the depth chart and education.”
While the recruiting process has been on Alabi’s mind, the three-star prospect – ranked the No.35 defensive end in the country by Scout.com - is also is staying focus on his final season.
“I am trying to lead the team and I want to be able to go both ways and just make a impact for my team and just do my job,” said Alabi. “It feels pretty good being a senior and I know a lot of my guys are counting on me this year. I just want to be able to stay in shape to go both ways because I got to do it and my coaches need me to do it.”
Alabi plans to go to Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights next week, which will likely be the last of his visits until the fall.