Unofficials Underway for Oday

Oday Aboushi [Xaverian HS, NY] is the top lineman in the Empire State and one of the top overall linemen in the northeast. With the ability to play on the offense or defensive side of the ball, Aboushi's skill set make him most suited for the offensive side of the ball. Indeed, with the proper tutelage molding him, Aboushi has All-Conference - or better - potential. [SOR] first spotted Oday Aboushi strutting his stuff earlier this past spring while participating in the Chuck Mound Challenge. The then-Junior Xaverian HS lineman was an unknown commodity in recruiting circles. Things have certainly changed since then.

Aboushi has camped at a number of schools in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, this past summer, and several of those schools returned the interest in kind by extending the Empire state standout a scholarship offer. Maryland was the first, Iowa, Rutgers, an Virginia, then followed.

In addition to the aforementioned schools, several others have expressed strong interest in Aboushi, including Boston College, Penn State, and Pittsburgh. The Eagles of the ACC recently stepped forward, throwing their hat into the proverbial ring and offering Aboushi a scholarship.

"Boston College offered me," stated Aboushi. "Boston College is a great school, football-wise as well as the academics that it offers."

It has been a busy fall thus far. Intermingled between school and his own games, Aboushi has made his way to a pair of the schools he lists at or near the top of his list: Rutgers, who remains firmly entrenched in Aboushi's Top 5 and Penn State.

"I went to the Rutgers game and it was a great experience. The tradition was awesome," stated Aboushi, who is being recruited by RU assistant head coach/offensive line coach Kyle Flood, with whom he's built a strong bond during his recruitment. "Coach Flood is a great coach, no doubt about that. I like the way he gets things done and his methods of teaching his players. We talk almost every week."

Following the Rutgers game, Aboushi made his way down to central PA to check out Penn State. "Well, I went to the Penn State game and it was awesome, everything was unbelievable. I met the coaching staff and they all seem like real down to earth guys."

For now, Aboushi will wait and see who else decides to extend a 'ship and will continue to focus on his senior season. Official visits? After the season.

"I haven't really locked any official visits yet. I look forward to make my visits after my season," said Aboushi.

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