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.
We pick up on March 18.
Monday, March 18
Greg receives letters from Duke, Michigan, Virginia, Iowa, Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, Navy, North Carolina State and Syracuse.
Thursday, March 21
Along with his offers from Duke and Maryland he also gets mail from Michigan, Virginia, Boston College, Alabama, Iowa, West Virginia and Purdue.
Friday, March 22
Greg gets letters from Pittsburgh, LSU, Boston College and Iowa. He also receives on this day, hand-written letters from every coach on the Syracuse staff.
Saturday, March 23
Receives mail from Michigan, Rutgers, Northwestern, Maryland, Iowa and Purdue.
Monday, March 25
Offers from Vanderbilt and Purdue. He also gets hand-written letters from Michigan and Iowa. Alabama, Rutgers, Syracuse and Michigan State also have sent letters.
Wednesday, March 27
Receives letters from Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Miami, Penn State, UConn, Army, Vanderbilt, Stanford, California, Oregon, Maryland and Rutgers. Coach Olsen also speaks with LSU head coach Nick Sabin who offers Greg a scholarship.
Thursday, March 28
Greg and his dad travel nine hours to the University of Michigan to watch a spring practice. Greg meets with coach Carr and several other coaches on the Michigan staff. He has a chance to meet with academic advisors and takes a tour of the campus -- he is very impressed.
Saturday, March 30
Greg returns home from Michigan to find a letter from LSU with an offer. He also has mail from Michigan State, Syracuse, Rutgers, Iowa, Duke, Michigan, Virginia, Notre Dame and Tennessee.