Blue-chip recruit Greg Olsen from Wayne Hills, N.J. is 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and can run a 4.7 second 40-yard dash. He plays both tight end and defensive end and college recruiters label him as one of the top high school players in the country for this upcoming football season.
Greg's brother, Chris, was heavily recruited last season as a quarterback and eventually signed with Notre Dame. Greg’s father, Chris Sr., is his high school coach at Wayne Hills. We will be following Greg’s recruiting process until Letter of Intent Day in February 2003. Updates will come every two weeks.
Here is a list of Division One schools that have already offered Greg a football scholarship.
Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana State, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Southern Cal, Stanford, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Activity from April 1 thru 13
Monday, April 1
Greg received letters from, Michigan State, Iowa, Rutgers, Northwestern, Maryland, Syracuse and Michigan.
Tuesday, April 2
Coach Fulmer from the University of Tennessee called coach Olsen, Greg called him back and they spoke to him for 15 minutes. He also received letters from Pittsburgh, Michigan and Maryland.
Wednesday, April 3
Connecticut, Ohio State, Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, Central Florida, South Carolina and Penn State all sent letters.
Thursday, April 4
Received letters from Louisiana State, Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa, Rutgers and Michigan State.
Friday, April 5
Received letters from North Carolina State, Rutgers, Stanford, Boston College, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Syracuse and Maryland.
Saturday, April 6
Greg attended the Rivals100 Junior Day at Rutgers University. When he returned home that day he had letters from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Iowa Alabama, Rutgers, Boston College, Miami and a written letter and offer from West Virginia.
Monday, April 8
Greg and his dad went to Syracuse to watch a spring practice on Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 9
Greg met with the Syracuse coaches and had a chance to sit in on the tight end meeting for the days practice. He also met with the Vice President of Syracuse. This is the second time in three months that Greg visited Syracuse.
Wednesday, April 10
Greg gets letters from Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Southern Cal, Louisiana State, Maryland, Stanford, Michigan State and Miami.
Friday, April 12
Greg receives a hand-written letter from coach Willingham of Notre Dame. He also gets letters from Michigan State, Iowa and Northwestern.
Saturday, April 13
Louisiana State, Southern Cal, Iowa, Rutgers, Duke, Michigan, Alabama, Miami and Indiana all send letters.