Aramide Olaniyan: "I need to discuss some things with my parents."

Submitted by TomVH on September 12th, 2009 at 9:46 PM

I just spoke to Aramide Olaniyan again (for those concerned, he's off campus now). The win seemed to push Michigan over the edge for Olaniyan. I'm not interested in writing a whole piece, so here's some quotes from our discussion.

- "This was way more amazing than I thought it would be. The fans were crazy, I couldn't believe it. This was the first place I've been that fans recognized me."

- "There's definitely some things I need to consider now. I don't want to say too much, but I need to sit down and discuss some things with my parents. I'm taking an official visit in December, and my parents will be there with me, so I want them to see what I just saw."

- "I actually got to talk to coach Robinson, and some other coaches. I also got to see how I would be used in the defense (the quick, or OLB). I love the defensive scheme. I think they played well today."

- "I've never seen anything like that before. I went to a couple games last year, and this was crazy."

- "I love Michigan, and that definitely exceeded my expectations."

- "I talked to Austin White, Dior Mathis, and Devin Gardner. They were all cool guys, I got along with them really well."

It seems like we've pushed ahead to the forefront. As expected, I don't think he'll make a decision until after his parents see it for themselves in December. I was supposed to talk to Josh Furman today, too, but that might not be for a couple days now.



September 12th, 2009 at 10:09 PM ^

I lost Clint's phone number. If you talk to him, let him know that I'd like to speak with him. Aramide has my number. Thanks.

I'm one of the few people that thinks Dior never really "cooled" on Michigan. I think it was more so that he was waiting to see what happened this season.

He has started to be more public about the new excitement about Michigan. He's been to both games so far, so he's gotten a good show.

I, honestly, think he ends up picking us in the end.

West Texas Blue

September 12th, 2009 at 10:08 PM ^

This kid is a stud; thought I read somewhere that he's only 16? Still alot of time for his body to grow; Barwis will mold him really well. We need some blue chip LBs, so would love to land Olaniyan.


September 12th, 2009 at 10:22 PM ^

Word is that Seantrel Henderson was also in attendance, and that he was quite happy about the visit. Can you find out more about Henderson's visit please ? Thanks if you can.

Fresh Meat

September 12th, 2009 at 11:12 PM ^

You have to like this news. Not only does it sound like he is a Michigan heavy lean now, but he made it sound like Dior made him think he is coming to Michigan. Good news all around


September 13th, 2009 at 2:56 AM ^

I havent heard about being a heavy lean but he def is on the Michigan ship. I'm pretty sure Dior still talks to Big Will, Teric, and Cam...they have to be saying only good things. Especially Big Will, he's getting in shape quick! Imagine that DL...Roh, Campbell, and Martin. Woah!