Winning a state title in Texas is a pretty big deal to say the least. Winning the 5A Division I championship in Texas in front of 48,000 people at Cowboys Stadium is about as big as it gets in high school sports.
Allen defensive back Mayomi Olootu experienced the invigoration of hoisting that state championship trophy and says the experience is one he and his teammates will never forget.
"It felt great," Olootu said. "It felt like a real team just came together. It was fun to play with guys who refused to lose. A bunch of guys just rose to the occasion."
The 5-foot-9 170-pound junior says his biggest contribution was making big plays when his team needed them. Olootu, who has yet to receive any scholarship offers, will now be looking for opportunities to play football after his time at Allen.
As of now, Olootu says that his main suitors have been SMU and Oklahoma. Although Olootu thinks that both of them are ‘good schools' he is making sure that he keeps his options open.
"I'm really open to any school that wants to take a chance and offer me," Olootu said. "I'm looking for a great education because that's always going to be with you. I'm just really looking for a good college."
Olootu was visited at school by defensive coordinator Tom Mason and was invited to SMU's junior day last weekend but couldn't make the trip because of the other sport that he is excelling in.
Olootu is currently running the relay for Allen's track team and couldn't attend the event because of a track meet. However, Olootu made his decision count as Allen's relay team continued their undefeated streak for the season.
Olootu has yet to take any visits or receive another junior day invitation but says he will sit down with his coach to discuss the matter soon.
As far as working on his skills for his final season at Allen, Olootu has a basic plan of action that he hopes will yield great results this offseason.
"I will definitely be working out and working on my footwork," he said. " I also want to get my 40-time down and get stronger."
SMU Interested In Local Defensive Back
Pony Stampede Top Stories
Five Players to Watch: SMU vs. TempleDemo breaks down five players to watch for SMU against Temple on Saturday.
Pony StampedeYesterday at 2:24 PM
Pony Stampede Podcast Sept. 28Come inside another edition of the Pony Stampede Podcast for the latest on the SMU hoops team and a TCU game breakdown.
Pony StampedeTuesday at 10:59 PM
2018 offensive lineman has SMU near the topBilly talked with 2018 Highland Park (Tex.) offensive lineman Thomas Shelmire about his recent SMU visit and recruitment.
Pony StampedeTuesday at 9:00 AM
FREE Pony Stampede Hilltop Review: Sept. 23Come inside this free edition of the Pony Stampede Hilltop Review with the latest on SMU commits and visitors from last week's win over Liberty.
Pony StampedeFriday at 6:00 AM
Elijah Landrum talks commitment to SMU2017 point guard Elijah Landrum talked with Pony Stampede about his decision to commit to SMU.