As always, great stuff.
Aramide Olaniyan Visiting this Weekend
I just spoke to Aramide Olaniyan, and he told me he will be taking an unofficial visit to Michigan this weekend, for the Notre Dame game. He sounded VERY excited about coming up, he told me, "I owe it to myself to come see Michigan now, and also in the winter."
He'll be using one of his official visits to Michigan as well in the second week of December. "I am definitely considering Michigan right now, it's a great school, and I'm just really excited to go up there," he said.
He's excited to see the atmosphere, and the crowd at the Big House. After speaking with him, I could sense some very real excitement from him. I will have a follow up with him after his visit, to see where he's at with his recruitment.
This weekend could potentially be a huge weekend for recruiting. If all goes well, this could turn the thought process of Olaniyan, and possibly push some other recruits to commit.
Among the other recruits coming are:
- Bobby Swigert
- Josh Furman
- Delante Hollowell
- DeAnthony Arnett - I also spoke to him tonight, and he is definitely excited to see the game. He told me that Michigan was his first offer, but he doesn't plan on making a decision any time soon.
- There will be a good amount of 2011 recruits, I'm just not sure of all of them yet.
Thanks for the update as always Tom. Hopefully the game will swing Aramide our way.
He is a high character young man that is for sure and is serious about his academics. He will be one of those players that every coach wishes they have more of, at whatever school he decides on. If that were to be UM it would not surprise me one bit.
Aramide Olaniyan = Craig Roh
Great to hear that we could be heading in the right direction with Aramide. Looks like a solid group of recruits for this Saturday.
These are two from the Detroit area who are 2011 players, yes?
Arnett is from Saginaw and Hollowell is from Cass Tech and both are 2011
It took a few minutes of looking around scout and I had a hard time finding these players, so I had a look at likwid's blog. Hope it's ok to post a link. Here's his top 75 2010 and 2011/2012 watchlist.
Awesome awesome awesome. I've never heard a single bad thing about this kid. Academics, character, skills.
I can't say that we will win Saturday, but a strong performance either way will go a long way with these recruits.
Any info on Torrian Wilson?
Also is it just me or does Aramide's name remind anyone of organic chemistry?
I agree on the organic chemistry thing. It is especially funny because I'm at work listening to 2 organic chemists talk shop while I read this.
It's Michigan/ND, and a win will put Michigan back into the spotlight. This game is gonna be intense... it's time to get LOUD!
Does anyone know if he is related to C.J. Olaniyan? I would think so since the name Olaniyan isnt exactly "Robinson" which seems to be every other player Michigan is recruiting.
I dont they are a package deal or anything, Im just wondering.
Although it'd be cool to get two Olaniyans who are not brothers to pair with the two Talbots who are not twins
I thought I read they were not related. I did a quick google search and a ton of hits came up. Maybe it's the equivalent of Smith or Johnson in parts of Africa.
Fun fact: the name means "respected."
GERG's debut must have been considerably more fun to watch.
We need some defensive recruits, especially at LB.
Just committed to Stanford.....
Torrain was one of my *must have* guys for the 2010 class...oh well!
Okay, guys, this weekend, everybody look really academic. Cheer your heads off, sure, but when Aramide looks around, let him catch you sneaking a read of James Joyce, or overhear you chatting casually to your friends about Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.
Misopogon, you are clearly an engineer. God Bless you for bringing a FMEA joke into Mgoblog. If a discussion on Weibull Distributions of failure rates doesnt pique his interest, I don't know what will...
That, or maybe we just make sure the M Dance Team gets his attention.
Nope, history major.
Just work with LOOOOOOTS of P.E.'s
As an engineer who has an FMEA team meeting to lead in about an hour, let me be the first to (noneg) curse you for bringing an FMEA joke to MGoBlog.
Good day sir.
I just watched A. Olanyian's film for the first time...and, like, whoa, that kid is SUPER explosive on his first step. I did find it somewhat odd that he was always lined up as a DE even though he is only about 200 lbs., however. I wonder if he would be able to make the transition to standing up and covering TE's or RB's if he came to UM and played the Quick or OLB?
I think he would get run over as a DE, but as a SS/OLB guy, he'd be a terrific player.
Looks like it is a big weekend for recruiting. I hope we have a strong showing both on and off the field.
has an awesome name to go with being the type of recruit M wants.
The fact that his top four schools right now are Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, & UCLA speaks volumes about his academic intentions. Now if we can just beat Notre Dame in front of 110,000 angry fans in the big house, maybe we can stand out a bit. GO BLUE
Hey, I'm Aramide's little brother and I just wanted to tell you that Aramide and C.J Olaniyan aren't related
What nationality is the name? Its odd that we would have 2 recuits with that name.
Olaniyan is Yoruba for "respected."
My dad took African Studies while
hiding out from people trying to send him to Southeast Asia in college.
saw another poster mention it, but what happened here? i thought UM was a virtual lock for this guy. a little disappointed but i guess we move on and find another. what is harbaugh telling these kids to get them to stanford. i know the academics are top notch but the football program is average to below average at best. as for Aramide Olaniyan i'd love to see him lining up on D for the wolverines in the future