South Carolina FB Olson Due For OSU Visit

Columbia (S.C.) Irmo fullback prospect Aram Olson is due in for an official visit this weekend at Ohio State. We have comments on Olson from his high school coach. Plus, we look at the list of players due in for visits this weekend. And we share some developments that figure to unfold this weekend. Click here for more.

Columbia (S.C.) Irmo fullback Aram Olson is among at least seven football prospects due to make official visits to Ohio State this weekend.

Olson (6-1, 250) is a prototypical fullback prospect, according to Irmo coach Bob Hanna.

"We had him at tight end some and we also used him as an H-back," Hanna said. "We used him primarily as a blocking back. We had one tailback with 1,600 yards and a second guy with 800. Aram was right at 400 yards. He is a good H-back and a great fullback. He opened up a lot of things for our tailbacks."

Olson was a key component on Irmo's 9-3 playoff squad.

According to Hanna, Olson is also planning on making official visits to Florida State, Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M. He will reportedly see Auburn Jan. 13, Alabama Jan. 15 and FSU Jan. 20. OSU assistant coach Dick Tressel made an in-home visit with Olson on Thursday.

"All of those schools have offered," Hanna said. "I think he is planning on taking those visits and deciding at the end of the month. In my opinion, I think he may be leaning toward Ohio State. He is originally from Wisconsin and I think he might like to play in the North."

Hanna vouched for Olson off the field as well.

"He is a heck of a kid," Hanna said. "He has a 4.5 GPA and a 1200 on the SAT. Plus, he is as strong as a bull. He can clean over 300 pounds and benches 400. Plus, he's got pretty good speed."

Olson got his first look at OSU for an unofficial visit for the Illinois game. OSU is in the market for a blocking back as starting fullback Stan White Jr. will be a senior and backup Dionte Johnson will be a junior in 2006.

Other Prospects Due In

Here is a look at other prospects due in this weekend with links for recent updates on some of them:

* Los Angeles Dorsey LB Mark Johnson

Johnson update by Dave Biddle

* Sarasota, Fla., DL Walter Dublin

Dublin update by Dave Biddle

* Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater WR Greg Mathews, who previously verbaled to Michigan.

Mathews Update by

* Tampa (Fla.) Middleton LB A.J. Jones

* Tampa (Fla.) Chamberlain RB Kylan Robinson

Some incredible video of Kylan Robinson

* Pemberton (N.J.) Township DT Johnnie Troutman.

Other Headlines This Weekend

Two Ohio State verbals will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, set for 1 p.m. Eastern (NBC) from San Antonio, Texas. They are Ohio standouts RB Chris Wells and OL Connor Smith.

Cleveland Glenville DE Robert Rose and Maryland WR-DB A.J. Wallace are on the East squad, while California WR David Ausberry is on the West squad. All three are expected to announce verbal commitments during the game broadcast. All three are at least considering OSU. Rose is the only one reportedly favoring the Buckeyes, though.

Also, a number of key prospects will make official visits elsewhere this weekend. They include:

* Washington (Pa.) Trinity OL-TE Andy Miller, who will visit Pittsburgh.

* Cleveland Glenville OL Bryant Browning, who will visit Northwestern.

* Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary Prep DB Aaron Gant, who will visit Washington.

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