Wayne Hills (NJ) High School 2013 star Kevin Olsen called Miami coaches Al Golden and Jedd Fisch to pledge his commitment earlier today.
“I called Coach Golden a couple minutes ago and told him I was coming down to be a 'Cane,” Olsen said. “Shortly after that I called Coach Fisch and told him the same thing. The response I got was they are really excited and I am excited too.”
The reasoning behind the 6'3, 195-pound signal-callers commitment was simple, he liked everything about the University of Miami.
“I really, really like everything,” Olsen said. “I don’t dislike anything about Miami. I feel that Coach Golden is getting that program on track right now. I feel in a couple of years they will be the Miami of the past. At the end of the day I want to be part of that.”
He told CaneInsider that he has a great relationship with Miami quarterback coach Jedd Fisch. “I call him on Sundays to say 'hey coach how is it going.' So, we have built up that relationship.”
So, how strong is his recent commitment?
"This is it," Olsen said. "I am firm. I am not a believer in switching schools and saying it is a soft commitment. Unless something drastic happens, this is it."
An assistant coach at Wayne Hills High School had this to say:
"He’s a winner. He led us to back to back state championships, one as a sophomore and the other as a junior. He has all of the intangibles that make a great quarterback. I’ve seen him since he was a baby and he has been playing quarterback since he was five. So, he is a kid who really knows how to play the game."
On the Miami coaching staff:
"We've met them. Great people, we knew Coach Golden from before. We go back a long way with Coach Golden. He’s outstanding, a man of principle, a man of integrity and a great football coach."
On whether or not Al Golden can get the job done at UM: Without a doubt. Obviously what he did at Temple which nobody could do before speaks for itself."
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