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Junior QB Kevin Olsen's stock blowing up

10/25/2011

Kevin Olsen (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) has been labeled as one of the top quarterback prospects in the Class of 2013, and his scholarship offers support that argument.

Olsen has offers from Central Florida, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia and Wisconsin.

“It's kind of a little bit of a surprise,” Olsen said. “I knew that colleges were gonna start coming in, but I didn't know it would blow up like this. [Summer] camps really jump-started things.”

Olsen, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound pro-style QB, plays for a Wayne Hills team that improved its record to 7-0 by beating Bergen Tech 49-0 last weekend. He's completed 53-of-86 passes for 902 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

Olsen completed 103 of 171 passes for 1,484 yards as a sophomore, when he threw for 17 touchdowns and was intercepted four times.

His two older brothers, Greg and Chris, both signed with Notre Dame, but finished their college careers elsewhere. Greg, a tight end, transferred to Miami and was a first-round pick (Chicago Bears) in the 2007 draft. Chris, who was also a QB, transferred to Virginia. Olsen said he has already started to whittle the list of schools he's interested in attending.

“I have it down to five, six maybe seven schools in my mind, but I don't want to let that out yet,” he said.

Olsen said he could make his choice at any time.

“I could commit tomorrow or I could commit in a year and a half,” he said. “It all depends on when I find the school I feel is right for me.”