September 2, 2010

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu trimming list

The Oregon Ducks are known nationally for their high powered spread option offense, their state-of-the-art facilities, and of course, hundreds of uniform combinations. But to the trained-eye and to those in the National Football League, the Oregon Ducks are becoming known for the quality of defensive backs that coach John Neal places in the NFL. Oregon's starting defensive backfield for the 2008 season, Walter Thurmond III, T.J. Ward, Patrick Chung, and Jarius Byrd are all currently playing in the League.

This year, one of the recruits coach Neal has set his sights on is 5-foot-10, 180 pound Ifo Ekpre-Olomu from Chino Hills, CA. The four-star prospect recently caught up with Duck Sports Authority to let us know where he stands in his recruiting process.

"It's going pretty slow right now. But it will probably pick up now that coaches can start calling me again," stated Ifo. "A couple of coaches called me today. Coach Neal called me today but I didn't get the chance to get back to him yet."

Ifo plays both defensive back and running back for the Huskies and was voted his teams' most valuable player as a junior. He currently holds offers from Stanford, Oregon, Washington, and Washington State among others. However, Ifo informed DSA that he has now narrowed his choices down to two schools.

"My top five were Stanford, Washington, Arizona, Cal and Oregon but I think I might be done at a top two, Oregon and Cal," said Ifo.

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