Seneca tackle seeing interest rise

Sitting on a single offer, Oliver Hinkle isn't content. He's hoping to pick up offers from several programs as he progresses.

Sitting on a single offer, Oliver Hinkle isn't content. He's hoping to pick up offers from several programs as he progresses.

Oliver Hinkle wasn't a player who was talked about much going into the season last year, but he made the most of his junior year and after the season he picked up an offer from Western Kentucky. Hinkle saw that offer as a great start going forward.

"It was pretty big (to get the Western Kentucky offer) because it seems like a lot more schools are starting to come out," said Hinkle. "It was exciting, but I can't wait to hear more from the big name schools.

Some of the big names schools who have shown interest are Clemson, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and Cincinnati. Oliver believes it shouldn't be long before he's picking up additional offers.

"All the schools say I'm a great player, but I need to take the ACT. As soon as I get that, I know the college (offers) will start to roll in," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pound junior hopes to pick up more interest from three of the schools on his list.

"(I would like to hear more from) Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. I just picked up interest from Michigan though, so I guess I need to hold my horses a little bit. But I guess that's the excitement because that's a big time school with a lot of tradition. That's definitely a school that I want to visit next season because of their tradition and program history," he said.

Before his senior year gets started, Hinkle plans to work hard to get stronger and become more of a leader with his teammates going into next year.

"I'm just going to weight lifting every day. The days that we don't have weight-lifting, me Tyrone Pearson and Cody Mills stay after school and do lifting on our own. We know how hard we have to work from losing our top players. We're three of five starters so we need to be the leaders on the team and put in extra work when everybody else is at home," he finished.


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