On Wednesday, December 10th, Aulelio Olomua announced via twitter that he was commiting to Kansas State University.
Olomua, a 6'5" 240lbs defensive end, is the first junior college commitment for the 2015 class. Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN.com all have Olomua listed as a 3 star prospect. He originally signed with BYU in 2011 and was listed as a 2 star athlete by most recruiting sites at that time. Currently his only other offer was from Utah State.
ESPNInsider.com($) scouting report lists Olomua's strengths as a player with a quick first step, who can take on defenders one on one when he keeps his pad level down. Overall, they are projecting him as a player who can provide solid depth to Kansas State's defensive line.
BOTTOM LINE: Olomua has a good burst and can be a solid defender though needs to continue to develop technique and with time table would need to make quick strides to be consistent starting performer. Solid prospect with enough ability and raw tools to ideally contribute as depth player to an FBS d-line.
His hudl.com video shows a player with a quick burst off the line, and good lateral movement. However, he has a tendancy to play with a high pad level, and against Big 12 competition this could be a problem. When he does play with a lower pad level he has the power and the strength to shed bigger tackles and guards and rally quickly to the football. I expect him to come in and add immediate depth to the Wildcats defensive line and potentially push for a starting position in year two. Overall, this is a solid pick-up which adds needed depth at defensive end position.