LaGrange, Ga., coach Steve Pardue knows he has one of the top players in Georgia. The problem is that the word is just now getting out on his star player.
Olaolu Sanni-Osomo, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound safety, is just now coming onto the scene.
And schools like Stanford, Notre Dame, Florida and Georgia are first to arrive. Florida and Stanford have offered scholarships, Sanni-Osomo said.
"He's no surprise to us," Pardue said. "He's exactly what I thought he would be. Olaolu started as a 10th grader, but broke his foot as a junior."
And as everybody knows, junior film is key in recruiting.
"He had what they called a Jones' fracture and couldn't play," Pardue said. "He didn't get back until the end of the season and didn't get a chance to prove himself.
"He's come out this year and finally got a good film to show the coaches. Stanford, Notre Dame and Florida love the stuff. The Florida offensive line coach recruits this area for them. He said, he's not a d-back coach but he knows that Olaolu has to be one of the best in the nation."
Sanni-Osomo, who has a 3.8 grade-point average and 1070 score on the SAT, said he's just getting into the recruiting process.
"This is getting fun," he said. "I'm really open at this point, but I like what I'm now hearing from guys like Florida and Georgia."
Pardue said Sanni-Osomo has the tools to be a special one on the next level.
"He brings it," Pardue said. "He's also really smart. Olaolu is going to be one of those guys that will make a difference in college."
LaGrange, who hasn't lost a game this season, is also home to Blake Mitchell, a big-time junior quarterback prospect.