South Carolina's Olson Enjoys OSU Trip

Columbia (S.C.) Irmo fullback prospect Aram Olson made his first official visit to Ohio State over the weekend. His mother shared details on the visit and also discussed her son's plans over the next several weeks before he makes his college choice.

Columbia (S.C.) Irmo fullback Aram Olson did, indeed, make his scheduled official visit to Ohio State this past weekend.

Olson was unavailable for comment Monday night. But we did have a chance to speak with his mother, Beverly, on how the trip went.

"His father and I were with him on the trip," Beverly Olson said. "He particularly liked the coaching staff. He has a real good relationship with (running backs coach) Doc Tressel, who is recruiting him and who would also be his position coach.

"He also spent some quality time with Coach (Jim) Tressel and he was very impressed. He also really got along well with the players there. He got along with his hosts as well as the other recruits. I know he liked the facilities and the whole design of the program. I think he liked the way it was all set up.

"I think he likes the community. He just liked everything about it, to be honest. It was a good visit and it met all of our expectations."

According to Beverly Olson, her son now has trips set to Auburn Jan. 13 and Florida State Jan. 20.

"I know he was scheduled to go to Texas A&M after the Auburn visit, but we haven't figured out a way to make that happen yet," she said. "His plan right now is to make those three visits and then, real soon after that, make the decision."

Beverly Olson said coaches from the various schools have been to visit her son.

"Doc Tressel was here last Thursday," she said. "(FSU assistant) Billy Sexton was also here. He visited with them at the school and also in-home. The Tuesday before, an Auburn assistant made a visit. I believe Jim Tressel will be here on the 19th and Bobby Bowden will have his in-home visit on the 25th."

Olson (6-1, 250) is a prototypical fullback prospect, according to Irmo coach Bob Hanna. He was a key component on Irmo's 9-3 playoff squad.

Olson has a 4.5 GPA and a 1200 on the SAT. 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.


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