When looking for a top level running back, most schools do not look in the direction of Buffalo, New York. However, Qadree Ollison of Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius, who recently picked up his second offer, is eager to prove that he belongs in the group of top running backs in the region.
Ollison's second offer arrived from Nevada late last week, after his original offer from Buffalo. A number of BCS level schools are also well aware of the New York back.
"I've heard from Rutgers, Pitt, West Virginia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Nebraska, Stanford and Oregon," said Ollison. "That's all so far."
Ollison, 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, has yet to take any visits and has none scheduled at this time. When it comes to summer camps he knows that he will make his way to both Ohio State and Pittsburgh. He will also attend the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour on April 28th in Pittsburgh.
"I want to prove that there is talent in the area," said Ollison. "A lot of colleges don't really look to this area for players. They always look at the Southern states and not these ones. I feel that we are just as good as them."
An extremely impressive junior season definitely helped put Ollison on the recruiting landscape.
"We went 11-0 and we won our league championship," he said. "I had 1,865 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns. I broke my school record for most rushing yards in a season and most touchdowns in a season. I made 1st team All-State and I was named the Buffalo Player of the Year."