Ekpre-Olomu Declares For Ducks

Chino Hills (CA) four-star defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is as close to the entire package as they come. At 5-10 180 lbs, Ekpre-Olomu's size might fool you in to thinking he lacks a physical presence, though that's far from the from the truth. Hailed as one of the top "pound-for-pound" defensive backs on the West Coast, Ekpre-Olomu will look to make an impact in the Pacific Northwest next fall.

Are you a verbal commit to the University of Oregon.

"Yes sir."

What made you feel like Oregon was right place for you?

"I've always liked Oregon since my freshman year of high school. I knew that it was a place I wanted to go to. When I was looking at other schools and stuff like that, I just knew in my heart that (Oregon) was the right place for me to go."

What about your official visit earlier this season stood out to you the most?

"When I took my official visit, there was nothing bad I that didn't like about it. Probably what stood out the most was everything around (the program). The campus is cool and the football facilities (as well)."

Who was your host during your official visit?

"Tony Washington."

Did your family accompany you on the visit?

"No, I went by myself."

During your official visit was there an urge on your part to commit right then and there, or did you want to take some time to think about it?

"There kind of was, but my parents didn't go and I wouldn't do anything without them knowing or them being there with me."

How did your parents' role come in to your decision, despite the fact they didn't come with you on the visit?

"They're supportive of anything that I do. They know that I just love that school and they've done probably just as much research as I have on it."

When you notified the coaches of your commitment to Oregon, which coaches did you talk to?

"I talked to coach (John) Neal and then coach (Chip) Kelly."

What was their reaction?

"They were excited about it. Excited that I finally made a decision."

What's your relationship like with coach Neal?

"I think we get along well because he's the kind of person that will talk normal to you. He's not all business or just all about football."

Has coach Neal talked to you or specified where he'd like to play you in the secondary?

"It's kind of coming in and seeing where I fit best. To me, I can play a lot of different positions coming in, so it's wherever I fit best at."

Where do you feel your skills best suit you? Is it at corner, safety, or somewhere else?

"I personally think I would be better at corner, because I know I'm good in pass coverage, I know I'm good in man, and when it comes to zone, I read the quarterback like a safety because I have safety skills."

Do you know what you want to major in when you get to college?

"I'm still undecided, but I'll probably do business or marketing."

Do you have any other official visits lined up, or are you finished with the recruiting process?

"I'm pretty much done."

Do you plan on arriving in Eugene during the spring or summer?

"I'll probably be there for the summer."

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