Olobia Locks In On Tigers

Arizona Western defensive end Anthony Olobia was considering several schools, including Texas Tech, but said recently Auburn jumped to the top of his list after he witnessed the Tigers' epic win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Arizona Western defensive end Anthony Olobia ended his time at Arizona Western with an exclamation point after totaling 46 tackles and 16 tackles-for-loss this past season. Olobia will graduate this month and is on the hunt for the Division I school that fits him best.

Standing at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, Olobia weighed only 215 pounds out of high school but has continued to get stronger and will keep building up his size. Arizona Western's defensive coordinator, Jerry Dominguez, said that Olobia has what it takes to move to the next level.

"Olobia is a dynamic player, and super explosive. He has a tremendous take off," Dominguez said. "I think he has all the tools he needs to be successful but one thing he needs to work on is getting stronger in order compete at the D-1 level."

Currently Olobia, rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com has received offers from Auburn, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Utah. Olobia is still making visits but his main interest shifted to Auburn after visiting.

Olobia was on-hand to witness one of the best games in college football when Auburn shockinged bitter rival Alabama 34-28 in the Iron Bowl. Now Auburn is on their way to the BCS National Championship.

"Right now I am mainly considering Auburn and that is pretty much where I want to go," Olobia said.

Olobia did visit Texas Tech on July 27th and was considering the Red Raiders. He said now they are more out of the loop. He plans on making more visits to Kansas and most likely Texas before he makes his final commitment.

"I'm not going to make a commitment until January," Olobia said. "I still have a lot of visits to go on and that will give me time to see what the best thing for me is."

For this dynamic defensive end all considerations come down to the defensive that will fit him best and a system that show off his talent. Olobia said being apart of a explosive defense is important to him.

"I am looking for a solid defensive that can get at the passing game," Olobia said. "For me personally I want to be able show off my skills at 4-3 and 3-4 defensive end because I think I have shown that in seasons past."

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