Considered to be one of the top players in the nation and a Rivals five-star recruit, tight end Greg Olsen of Wayne Hills, N.J. has narrowed his choices to six schools and has three official visits set.
Greg will visit Notre Dame Dec. 6, Tennessee Dec. 13 and Michigan on Jan. 10. This leaves two more official visits for Olsen to set up with three schools competing for those spots.
“I’m very comfortable with the three schools I set visits with so far, all three are top programs. I’ll most likely set up my last two visits before the end of our season. The schools that I’ll choose between are Miami, Florida State and Syracuse.”
So far this season Greg has lead Wayne Hills to a 4-0 record and a No. 10 ranking in the state. He has 15 catches for 300-plus yards and seven touchdowns. On defense he has recorded 48 tackles with nine sacks and six forced fumbles. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound specimen has more than 80 scholarship offers and is being labeled by some of the top programs in the country as the best player to come out of the New Jersey in the past 10 years.
So what impresses Greg about his favorite schools?
“All of them are top programs that have great coaching staffs. Notre Dame, Tennessee and Michigan have always been schools that I’ve been interested in and all of them have tremendous programs, it’s tough not to like them. As far as Miami and Florida State, it’s tough to talk about college football without mentioning them. The coaching staffs at all the schools I like are big reasons why they're my favorites. I know Syracuse is down right now, but they will bounce back and I think the world of the staff at 'Cuse.”
Most college football fans believe that Greg will end up at Notre Dame, following his brother Chris who is a freshman quarterback for the Irish.
“That’s not necessarily so”, said Greg. “I need to go to a school that’s right for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always liked Notre Dame anyway so they would be in my top five even if Chris wasn’t there.”
Greg was chosen to play in the annual US Army All-American bowl in Texas in January. He is hoping to room with standout offensive lineman John Sullivan of Greenwich, Conn. during the week stay in Texas.