Defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson has been one of the more surprising prospects in the region, if not the country. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Ogundeko is creeping up on 30 offers and after trimming his list to ten schools a few days ago a new offer yesterday has once again caught his attention.
After announcing earlier this week that his current top ten was Notre Dame, Alabama, Miami, Florida, Syracuse, Connecticut, Arizona State, West Virginia, Florida State and Boise State, Ogundeko got word on Thursday that Penn State had offered.
"I'm very excited about the offer, because they are really interested at me in playing outside linebacker," said Oguneko, who is 6-foot-4 and 237-pounds.
Ogundeko found out about the offer after Penn State made their way to Brooklyn yesterday.
"The coach came up to the school for the second time and he told my athletic director about the offer," he said.
With Penn State now firmly entrenched in his top list of schools, he will look to schedule a visit during the summer. For now he has two other visits solidified for the coming weeks.
"Yes, I'm visiting Notre Dame and Florida," said Ogundeko. "Both are in the next two weeks."
Ogundeko, who plans to make his final decision at the UnderArmour Game in early January, discussed how he recently trimmed his list of top school.
"I just choose the schools that are showing me the most love and that I'm really interested in," said Ogundeko.
Finally, while he is currently being bombarded with recruiting information, Ogundeko was asked if any coaches have specifically stood out to him during the process so far.
"Coach Wholley from UConn, Coach Quinn from Florida and some others," said Ogundeko.