Special Young Man Olaitan Oguntodu Says Dead Heat

Mesquite Horn (Texas) safety Olaitan Oguntodu says his top two schools are Oklahoma State and Kansas and those schools are in a dead heat for his eventual verbal commitment. Oguntodu is a 6-1, 200-pound hard-hitting safety who had 50 unassisted tackles as a junior and a total of 88 tackles on the season.

"I'm most proud of those unassisted tackles," said Oguntodu. "I didn't have any interceptions, in fact, I may be one of the few defensive backs without an interception getting recruited."

That's not the case, and his sure tackling ability is a talent a lof schools want. He has 4.45 speed in the 40, bench presses 265 pounds, squats 400 pounds, and is an excellent student.

Last weekend he went on unofficial visits to both Oklahoma State and Kansas, and came away impressed at both stops.

"I spoke with Coach (Mike) Gundy and looked at the facilities," said Oguntodu of OSU. "They were very organized and showed me they really care about their players. What I heard from coach Gundy, I heard from the academic counselor, it's what I heard from the defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, and what I heard from my recruiting coach Todd Bradford."

"Kansas was very impressive with their academics," said Oguntodu of the Jayhawks. "They may edge out Oklahoma State in their academic support. It was very strong. Coach (Mark) Mangino was awesome, and I think he can bring up a program which is what he is doing right now at Kansas."

"Those two schools are the leaders and they in a dead heat. They are very tight."

Oguntodu said he is also considering Boston College, Baylor and SMU, but made it clear the Cowboys and the Jayhawks are the front runners.

He said he is now going to research each of the schools and has the intention of making a decision sometime in September or October.

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