Olige Starting To Hear From Elite Programs

Delfrey Olige is an athletic corner who recently camped at one of college football's top programs and received positive feedback about his skills. He is also starting to hear from another one of college football's elite programs. The 6-foot-2 prospect spoke with CuseNation.com about his experience at the camp, and where things stand with his recruitment.

At 6-foot-2, Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche Ely High product Delfrey Olige has the size to compete at the division one level. Recently, he camped at Florida State and showcased his skills to prove just that. He received some positive feedback, and heard from another elite program that is starting to show interest.

"It was good," Olige explained. "It was pretty much to show how college life was and stuff like that. It was just going over drills and fundamentals and the film room. They showed us the current coverages and types of plays they run on defense. We translated that on the field during 7-on-7 and 1-on-1's.

"We did a lot of individual drills, going over key steps, how to use the outside foot as a defensive back when back pedaling, and stuff like that."

Olige said he had the opportunity to go against top wide receiver prospects, and felt he held his own.

"I only got caught on twice and that was the first day," he said. "I got a couple knock downs after that, and the last day I got an interception. So I think I did pretty well."

The Seminole coaching staff expressed interest in Olige after his performance at the camp.

"The coaches said they like my size," he recalled. "They like how athletic I am and how I track the ball. They said some things I need to work on are using my hips to cover ground and stuff like that. They told me they would be considering me for an offer.

"They want to see my first three game tapes this upcoming season. So hopefully after that I can get the offer."

Florida State is not the only school Olige has been hearing from. In the past, Syracuse and Bowling Green had been in communication with the Blanche Ely product. However, he says another top program has also expressed interest.

"I just got in contact with Oklahoma and their defensive coordinator (Mike Stoops)," Olige said. "Maybe, hopefully I can get an offer from them too. They were speaking to me about my size. They've just offered my teammate Rashard Robinson and I play the other side at corner. So, I just spoke to them recently."

Syracuse was last in contact with Olige in May, but he is still interested in the Orange as a potential landing spot.

"I talked to coach (Scott) Shafer in May," he explained. "They really didn't speak about football. They spoke about the education part of things. They did talk about maybe I could take a visit and see them. Hopefully, they can get back in contact with me."

Olige also says he is wide open and Hhe doesn't have any favorites. While he doesn't hold any offers, his recruitment is starting to pick up. After the current dead period is over, he hopes to take a few visits.

"Hopefully to Syracuse if I can get in contact with the coach," Olige outlined. "I know it's a dead period right now so I probably won't hear from them for a while. But I'd like to see them and maybe a couple others."

The camp routine is not over for Olige despite not having any visits scheduled right now. He plans on camping with both Florida Atlantic and Florida International in the coming weeks.


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