"Right now they're both even," said Oshinowo of OSU and UNM. "Oregon State, I really like their offensive line coach. I got to know him over the past few weeks -- he's a good guy. And a lot of his players appreciate him.
"With New Mexico, I like their program. This past season they had a good year, and had the record to go to a bowl game, but just didn't get in."
Oshinowo is scheduled to trip to New Mexico Jan. 20.
ON HIS VISIT to Corvallis, academics will be a key consideration on Oshinowo's fact finding mission.
"I'm just going to try and find out a lot about their academics," said Oshinowo. "When I go there I'm going to talk to their professors about what courses are available. And then also the players -- what the chemistry is like. Because these would be my best friends for the next five years."
AN EXEMPLARY STUDENT, Oshinowo carries a 3.85 GPA with an eye towards a computer science/graphics major.
Academic and football honors run in the family. His brother, DT Babatunde Oshinowo (6.2, 320), finished up his Stanford career a three year starter for the Cardinal and was First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 three years running. Both of their parents are doctors.
An athletic lineman with a frame conducive to adding muscle, Oshinowo has started every game the past two years for Nequa Valley High. He's a three sport athlete, with varsity letters in football, basketball and track.
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Babatunde (left) shares a laugh with brother Timi Oshinowo after a Stanford 2005 spring practice.