Rutgers is courting another four-star offensive lineman, this guy from Maryland, 6 to 6, 315 pounds, has Rutgers, South Carolina, University of North Carolina, Ohio and his hometown of Maryland as the top five.
Oluwatosin officially visited Babalade this week, and Greg Schiano didn’t want to let him leave Thursday morning without picking the Scarlet Knights.
“He just said he’s not trying to let me out of there without the commitment,” Pappalad told NJ Advance Media. “He really wants me. He said I am a good fit for the team and I can help get to the next level.”
However, Papalad will officially visit Maryland on Friday and decide in “two to three weeks from now.”
“I told him that if anything happened, he would be the first to call,” said the rising official. “And he was great with her.”
Nicknamed “The Tree”, Papalad hosted fellow Nigerian attacker David Nwauguwo, a Rutgers veteran, and he has a lot in common.
“We talked about how our parents want all of us to be doctors and nurses. This is how Nigerian parents are,” Papalad said. They want us to be lawyers and doctors. They want us to make a lot of money.”
He visited Papalad, the youngest of three children, with only his mother. He is the son of Ajibad Babalad, a former Nigerian and Japanese footballer, who passed away in September of 2020.
“We got there on Monday night, had dinner and went to sleep because my visit didn’t officially start until Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, I spent a lot of time talking to the coaches,” said Papalad, who also toured Time Square on Tuesday with other staff and recruits. The players were trying to get to know me.
“There were a lot of cool lights and a lot of people,” he said.
Babalade hopes he’s seen everything he needs to see after his time with Terps, which begins Friday.
“South Carolina was so cool. Ohio was crazy. These two blew me away,” Rutgers, who lamented getting on a plane instead of driving from Maryland to Piscataway, said Rutgers, too. My first time there, so I didn’t know what to expect.”
Ultimately, Papalad, who has officially visited UNC, South Carolina, Ohio State University, and now Rutgers (and New York City), is still ready to grab his last ride.
He said, “He who can take it, take me.” “That’s what’s going on with me.”
However, the Rutgers made a lasting impression on their excellent offensive tackle.
“Rutgers has a chance, a real chance,” Papalad, the one with the biggest chance, said. Burger It was right down the street from his hotel in Piscataway. “What I’m looking for is a family and that’s what they are.”
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