Having A Focus

With an important 2010 season about to start for Warren Mott defensive end C.J. Olaniyan, the senior is focused on the team, while his recruitment has taken a back seat. With well over 20 offers, however, Olaniyan knows the criteria that will set other school apart from one another.

MADISON - C.J. Olaniyan (Warren, Michigan) has quickly become one of the most highly recruited defensive ends in the class of 2010. While he moved to Michigan after growing up in Atlanta, Olaniyan is still receiving plenty of offers from around the country.

Olaniyan has collected over 25 offers and is still considering anyone that is showing interest. Rated the 19th-best end for the Class of 2010 by Scout.com, Olaniyan has offers from all areas of the country, including the Midwest, and reports offers from the entire Big Ten.

Wisconsin has signed quite a few defensive linemen in the past two recruiting classes. In the past two classes Wisconsin has signed Tyler Westphal (WI), Brendan Kelly (MN), Shelby Harris (WI), David Gilbert (FL), and Pat Muldoon (OH). However, that hasn't stopped the Badgers from recruiting Olaniyan.

"Me and Coach Alexander email back and forth a little bit," Olaniyan told Badger Nation. "Wisconsin is still under consideration. I have mainly talked to Coach Alexander. He is doing a nice job."

Olaniyan recently visited a Big 12 school in the heart of the country with his teammate. "I just came back from Missouri last week," Olaniyan explained. "It was nice. I got a chance to see the school for myself, see the coaches, and see some of the players walking around. So it was nice."

While Olaniyan is yet to narrow down his list of schools, he does know what he is and isn't worried about. "I know that all of the schools are going to have good academics, so I'm not worried about that," Olaniyan said. "I'm worried about the coaching staff, how they interact with their players, and playing time."

Olaniyan continues to prepare for his upcoming season at Warren Mott HS. "I am working really hard and getting ready for the season," Olaniyan said. "I am the type of player that loves playing the game and making plays. I play really hard."

So when will Olaniyan make a decision? "Probably at the end of the season," Olaniyan said. "I may take all of my visits. Maybe."

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