Running back/defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (5-11, 185, 4.5) from Chino Hills, Calif., is definitely a prospect to keep your eye for the class of 2011. He's a two-way standout with the versatility to play on either side of the ball.
Though Ekpre-Olomu is being recruited for his skills on both sides of the ball, he and wants to play defensive back on the collegiate level.
Ekpre-Olomu earned League Player of the Year, first-team all-CIF, all-state underclassman and first-team all-area for the talent laden Inland Empire after rushing for 521 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He was tremendous weapon as a receiver latching onto 45 receptions for 714 and seven receiving touchdowns while averaging 15.8 yards per catch.
Though Ekpre-Olomu doesn't have any offers yet, there is every indication that multiple offers will soon be on their way. He is getting recruiting action from schools in the Pac 10 such as Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington.
What is Ekpre-Olomu looking for in a college?
"A place where they play good football," Ekpre-Olomu said. "A nice college atmosphere and a good town around the school. I would like to stay on the West Coast.
"I think I want to major in psychology or business marketing," Ekpre-Olomu said. "I will probably want to take all five of my visits because I think my parents will want me to. They want me to make sure that I make the right choice.
"I would like to commit before the season starts,"Â Ekpre-Olomu said. "But we will have to see what happens.
"I have been invited to go to Oregon's junior day," Ekpre-Olomu said. "But I'm not sure if I'm going yet. I still have to talk to my parents first.
Ekpre-Olomu is planning on attending the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles, plus camps at UCLA and USC. The hard working Ekpre-Olomu will also attend NIKE's combine in the near future.
In the weight room, Ekpre-Olomu's current bench is 280, power cleans 290, and squats an outstanding 520 pounds. He has also recorded a 34-inch vertical jump.
Ekpre-Olomu carries a solid 3.0 GPA.