Salisbury (Conn.) offensive lineman Sadiq Olanrewaju
and his mother came to Rutgers
Saturday looking to see a new college and learn more about the recruiting process.
Both left thoroughly impressed with Kyle Flood's program.
"I liked everything I saw," Olanrewaju said. "I was pretty impressed with everything, but I think my mom really loved it. She actually loved it a lot. She didn't really know what to think when we were getting there, but she was kind of overwhelmed. She liked it a lot and she definitely came out being very happy with Rutgers as a potential school."
Olanrewaju said his mother's opinion is extremely important to him and will play a key factor in the 6-foot-5, 2013 offensive tackle prospect's decision.
"I don't want to be too far away from home," Olanrewaju said. "Also, what my mom thinks about the school is very important. My mom and I are making this decision together. She's always been a big part of my decision-making process. Ultimately, I'm going to the school obviously, but she's a big part of any decision I make."
Most importantly on his visit, Olanrewaju added his third verbal scholarship offer. He previously held offers from Virginia and Temple and Rutgers came through as his third.
"They had been showing me some interest for quite some time," he said. "I felt like it might happen, but I was also ready for it not to [happen]. It's always exciting getting an offer. With them, it was something that they'd been showing so much interest that it wasn't a big surprise. I kind of connected the dots. It was exciting."
Olanrewaju met Flood for the first time Saturday, but had a past relationship with offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski dating back to his days at Delaware.
"I've known Wrobo for a long time because he's recruited me from my old school," said Olanrewaju, who reclassified to Salisbury this year. "He's a good guy. Flood pretty much just sat me down, told me about my offer, told me about the future and his vision for the team. He talked about where he wants to go with the team, the kinds of players he wants to have on the team. It was pretty good the kind of ideologies he has for the program."
Olanrewaju has no plans for making a decision and plans to visit both Maryland and Boston College as soon as possible.
Education, reputation and proximity to home are the most important factors in his search, he said.
"I want a good reputation for its degrees," Olanrewaju said. "Rutgers did a good job of that, like how much they graduate the players. Rutgers is like top three out of all schools in the nation for football players graduating. But also, I just want to find a school that can help me get a job and look good on my resume, which is a great academic school."
Salisbury (Conn.) offensive lineman Sadiq Olanrewaju visited Rutgers Saturday and left Piscataway with his third verbal scholarship offer. The 6-foot-5 2013 offensive tackle prospect also holds offers from Virginia and Temple and discussed the latest on his recruitment.