Recruiting: Oguntodu Had 'Awesome' Trip

Mesquite (Texas) Horn High School defensive back Olaitan Oguntodu doesn't know which school he will attend yet but the answer will be coming soon. Oguntodu, who is out for the remainder of the season after dislocating his shoulder in Horn's second game of the season against South Garland, made an official visit last weekend to Oklahoma State.

"We made the most of it in one day," said Oguntodu, who came in on Saturday morning instead of Friday night. "I went to my high school's game on Friday night. In one day I had an awesome trip. It was great. I enjoyed it and they took very good care of me."

The 6-1, 200-pound safety was shown around by current OSU freshman safety Andre Sexton and the two hit it off well.

"I was impressed with Coach (Mike) Gundy and the fact that I got to meet the President of the University. I had dinner with Coach (Vance) Bedford and he would be my position coach if I go to Oklahoma State," Oguntodu said. "I was impressed with OSU because they are doing a great job of taking care of their student athletes. It's a great environment to play in and they seem to want to do what it takes to be the best.

"Their athletic director (Mike Holder) was talking to me about that and said that it's unfortunate that more students aren't going to the games. But he said that is their fault and they need to do what it takes to change and make it an atmosphere that the students want to be at the games. That shows me something."

Oguntodu said he has already narrowed his list to Oklahoma State, Boston College and Kansas. He visited Boston College back on Sept. 17 and will visit Kansas on Oct. 29.

"The trip to Boston College was great," said the talented safety. "I was excited to be on the East Coast. I met with the coaches and the players and they were friendly. They have such a great reputation when it comes to academics."

Oguntodu said that after his trip to Kansas he will sit down with his parents and try to make a decision. Academics will be a major part of it. He said he is looking to major in business communications and move on to graduate school for an MBA.

As a junior Oguntodu had more than 75 tackles despite missing three games. He was off to a good start this season before the shoulder injury which was repaired by arthroscopic surgery.

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