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Four more offers for Olsen

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Over the last couple of weeks, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Poly Prep offensive tackle Eric Olsen has picked up four more offers from the ACC and Big Ten.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder picked up offers from Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Toledo.
"I'm very excited about the offer from Virginia; they have a great program and a great school. I'm definitely looking at making a trip there this summer and I still have to call coach Groh," he said. "Last year we had a running back here, P.J. Hill who committed to Wisconsin. I've heard great things about them, but I don't know too much about their program still. I want to find out more.
"Coach Bunting from North Carolina stopped by my school and talked to my coach and offered. I've been told they have a beautiful school and I know they had a good season last year; I plan on making a trip there this summer. I don't know too much about Toledo, but they obviously see something they like in me and I'm thankful for that."
With the evaluation period concluding, what are Olsen's thoughts on the month?
"It's been exciting and pretty crazy," he said. "I've had two or three coaches a day come through our school. I feel like I'm very grateful for the attention I'm getting. I'm surprised that some of the schools so far away like Ohio State, Stanford, Miami and Nebraska are interested."
Olsen has also recently updated his top eight schools and now favors Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse and Wisconsin. He went on to say that it constantly changes as more schools offer. The lineman is expecting offers to come in from Illinois, West Virginia and Michigan State in the coming weeks.
This spring Olsen is preparing for next season and staying in shape by playing lacrosse.
"We went 17-3 and we just played the city championship and lost," he said. "I'm the leading scorer on the team and we went undefeated and won the championship in our league, but losing the city was a real bummer."
This summer the tackle prospect is planning to head to Michigan and Notre Dame for camps in June.
As for a decision, Olsen still isn't sure exactly when it will get done.
"I'm not opposed to getting it done with early, but I know I'm not in the position to get it done with now," he said. "This summer I want to see as many schools as I can and if something clicks I'm not opposed to doing it, but I can wait it out and take my time."
Olsen just scored an impressive 1,210 on the SAT and thinks that could open even more doors for him in the near future.
The lineman has yet to give up a sack in his high school career and was named offensive player of the year last season.
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