Ojulari: 'I have a really good relationship with Georgia'

Dan McDonald, Staff
GA Varsity

Weakside defensive end

4 STARS


Marietta

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 222.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

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NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



One of the positions Georgia is going to need some help at through the 2018 class will be outside linebacker. With Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy set to graduate after this season, it's imperative Georgia restocks the cupboards at their spots.

With that in mind, Kirby Smart has put a lot of time into recruiting four-star weakside defensive end Azeez Ojulari. In fact, he says Georgia is one of the schools pushing hardest for him right now.

"Right now, I'd say Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Clemson are recruiting me hardest," Ojulari said.

Getting Ojulari on campus for multiple visits has paid off for Georgia.

"I have a really good relationship with them," Ojulari said. "Every time I go up there it gets better and better. They've been on me hard too. Coach [Dell] McGee and Coach Kirby have been trying to get me there since those top outside linebackers are leaving."

Outside linebacker coach Kevin Sherrer has worked with some pretty talented pass rushers at Georgia and helped them move on to the NFL. That's certainly appealing to Ojulari.

"I know Coach Sherrer has had success getting guys to the NFL and I know he's about to have two more next year, so he's had success with outside linebackers," Ojulari said.

It won't be too much longer before a decision comes for the Georgia native.

"I'd say August or maybe sometime during the season," Ojulari said. "I'm going to take visits to Auburn, Clemson, and probably Georgia to spend a day with the players. I'm looking for somewhere I can get a great degree for life after football, somewhere I can play early, and a place I feel comfortable."

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