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DE Olaniyan picks Penn State over Big 12 schools

September, 18, 2009

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Ready for a little recruiting information on a Friday?

Tom Luginbill, the national recruiting director for ESPN's Scouts Inc., provides us with a couple of Big 12-related recruiting nuggets this morning:

DE C.J. Olaniyan

Warren, MI

Warren-Mott H.S.

Scouts Grade: 80

Position Rank: 19

Nittany Lions land four-star defensive lineman C.J. Olaniyan

Highly-recruited defensive end C.J. Olaniyan of Warren-Mott (Warren, Mich.) has given a Class of 2010 commitment to Penn State.

He holds nearly 30 offers, including Illinois, Iowa, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and Virginia Tech. Among many others were Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

As a junior, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Olaniyan registered 85 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and nine sacks while also catching 33 passes and scoring three touchdowns playing tight end.

The Nittany Lions now have 17 pledges.

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