One of South Florida's top jumbo athletes is Hialeah defensive end Adewale Ojomo. The 6-foot-4, 217-pounder has a big frame and good speed, running the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. Ojomo holds scholarship offers from a bevy of programs throughout the country and spoke with Rivals.com about the recruiting process and what makes him a special player.
"Basically, it's a fun experience," Ojomo said. "I'm just being patient with the whole thing. As soon as I feel confident I will make my choice. But until I take my visits and get comfortable with the head coach, the assistant coaches and the other players, then I will make my decision."
Growing up in the shadows of the University of Miami's campus, Ojomo has always followed the Hurricanes.
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"I am a long-time Cane," Ojomo said. "I grew up watching that program. I know it's a place that produces a lot of NFL draft picks and it's a great school. I've been talking to coach Randy Shannon, to coach Clint Hurtt and to coach Larry Coker about Miami.
"I just don't want to rush into anything and want to make sure I am making the right decision."
In addition to Miami, Ojomo says that Pittsburgh, Auburn, Georgia, West Virginia, N.C. State, Michigan, Illinois, Duke, Rutgers, North Carolina, Connecticut, Kentucky, South Florida and Georgia Tech, among others.
"Those are just some of the schools that have offered," he said.
Ojomo feels like there are a number of ways he could help a program.
"I would say that I would fit in as a defensive end in pass rushing situations or as a standup linebacker that could rush the passer," Ojomo said. "My strengths are that I am an amazing athlete that can play in passing situations."
Ojomo is the No. 59 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Florida Top 100.