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A trio of ACC schools are favorites for Azeez Ojulari

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Chad Simmons

MARIETTA, Ga. — Arkansas State, Buffalo, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Southern Miss, Troy and Wake Forest have offered Azeez Ojulari a scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 230 pound edge rusher out of Marietta (Ga.) is looking for a combination of academics and football. He has already visited numerous schools on his offer list and three sit on top of his list.

Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Wake Forest, three schools that compete in the ACC are Ojulari's favorites at this time. He has visited each school at least twice, so he has a great feel for the schools and all have things that make them stand out to him.

IN HIS OWN WORDS...

GEORGIA TECH: "I have been there four or five times, so I am pretty familiar with them. I like how close it is to home, I think the coaching staff is great, and I think it is just a great place because of the education I could get and the football I could play there. My parents would love for me to be close to home, so that could help them."

N.C. STATE: "N.C. State really has everything you need. They have great facilities, they have a great stadium and I really like the campus. I like the weather, I think it would be a great place to live and I really like it up there."

WAKE FOREST: "They have been showing me a lot of love and I like that. I like how they play a lot of freshmen and the defensive line coach (Dave Cohen) really likes what I can do. I also like what they offer academically and I think it is overall a great school. I liked it when I was up there. They are building new facilities, so I like that also. They would be ready when I get there if I choose Wake Forest."

UPCOMING DECISION: "I am leaning towards committing before my senior season. I could commit during the summer, but I am not 100-percent sure of that yet. My parents are going to help me with my decision, so I will be talking things over with them. I will see what they think, then find the right academics for me and look for a place I can make a big impact at."

RIVALS REACTION: Ojulari is looking for the total package. He is close to his family, so they will play a role in his decision. He lives under an hour from the Georgia Tech campus, so could that give the Yellow Jackets an edge? When asked about location, he said that could play into his decision, but he was not sure on how much it would at this time. A decision is likely to come before September 1, but he could decide to take a few official visits first. It looks like it could be an ACC battle at this time.

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