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, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Southern Cal, Stanford, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
We pick up on Monday, March 4.
Monday, March 4
When Greg arrives home from school on Monday, he has letters from Virginia, Stanford, Boston College, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Miami, UCLA, USC and South Carolina. Greg also gets invited to attend the Michigan Spring Game.
Wednesday, March 6
Head coach Buddy Teevens from Stanford calls coach Olsen and tells him that they would love for Greg to come out for a visit. Stanford has already offered.
Thursday, March 7
Head coach Pete Carroll of USC calls and speaks with coach Olsen. He also receives mail from Rutgers, Boston College, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Colorado, Syracuse and Virginia. There is also a surprise; Greg receives a letter from Harvard University.
Friday, March 8
University of Michigan calls and speaks with coach Olsen. Greg receives letters from Virginia and Iowa.
Monday, March 11
Greg gets an official offer from Nebraska in a letter. He also gets mail from Alabama, Virginia, Michigan and Miami.
Tuesday, March 12
Greg gets an official offer from USC in a letter. He also receives mail from Oregon, Colorado, Missouri, Tennessee, Penn State and Michigan State.
Wednesday, March 13
LSU calls coach Olsen and tells him that they are very interested in Greg and will be offering soon.
Thursday, March 14
The University of Tennessee calls coach Olsen to tell him that they are making Greg an offer.
Saturday, March 16
Great receives his invitation to attend the Rivals100 Junior Day being held in New Jersey on Saturday, April 6. He receives hand-written letters from Rutgers, Michigan, Iowa, Maryland, Wisconsin and LSU.
We will update again in two weeks and will be covering March 17 thru March 30.