Aladenoye Narrowing it Down

With 8 offers on the table and interest from some of the premiere programs in the country, OT Josh Aladenoye is starting to narrow down his list. Scout.com gets an update on the talented lineman on recruiting and where he plans to camp over the summer. Come inside to find out.

Josh Aladenoye, an OT out of North Mesquite High School, has the size college coaches dream of for an offensive lineman at 6'6 and 333 pounds.

Many coaches stopped by North Mesquite during spring practice to show the big man just how interested they were in him.

"There were a lot of coaches that were at practices to see me this spring," Aladenoye said. "Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, LSU, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, Virginia Kansas, Kansas St, SMU, and Texas all stopped by. There were others too but I can't remember them all."

With so many schools showing interest in him, it's no surprise that Aladenoye is having some trouble focusing on just a few schools.

"My favorite growing up was Oklahoma, but right now I'm really open to everybody," said the massive lineman.

"If I had to make a list, my top schools would be Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas, and Colorado, but I'm not eliminating anyone yet. I have eight offers right now, including all those schools except LSU and Oklahoma. And I think I'll be getting one from each of those schools soon. I'm thinking about making my decision by mid-July."

Before making his decision later next month Aladenoye plans to make visits to see at least a few of the schools he is considering.

"I'm actually going to a camp at Oklahoma this Saturday," he stated. "I'm going to LSU's camp in July. I'm also going to make visits to Texas Tech, Kansas, and Colorado."

While he may be planning on committing to a school in July, Aladenoye says he will still be making visits to many schools in the fall for games.

"I'm definitely going to be taking some visits in the fall," he said. "I want to take unofficials to see games at Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Colorado, and maybe LSU. I haven't really started setting up my official visits yet, but when I do LSU will almost definitely be getting one."

Scout.com will keep you updated on Josh's recruitment process as the summer progresses.



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