Editor's Note: We're still a long way off from National Signing Day 2016, but it's not too early to start looking at the kids committed to TCU for the class of 2016.
Sewo Olonilua is a freak, in the best possible way. A 6'3", 217 rising senior out of Kingswood High School (Houston), Olonilua is a four star prospect who has been clocked with a 4.45 40 yard dash. Recruited by the Frogs to play on the defensive side of the ball, Sewo played running back and safety for his high school team, but spent his time at The Opening as a safety. He seems like the perfect safety for Patterson's D, but could easily move to linebacker depending on how much weight he puts on early in his college career. In addition to being invited to The Opening, one of the premiere talent evaluation camps in the country, Olonilua is an Army All-American Bowl nominee as well.
Olonilua held several offers before committing to the Frogs immediately after being offered following the TCU's victory over Iowa State in December, including from Stanford, Texas, Oklahoma State, LSU, Arkansas, and Nebraska. Of greatest danger to TCU may be A&M, who has come hard after Sewo despite his longtime commitment to the Frogs - Olonilua has a sibling in College Station, which doesn't hurt. Don't worry too much though, Frog fans; Olonilua has been one of the most vocal recruiters for TCU and has become very close to his future teammates - speaking fondly of a group message that includes 2016 commits Brennen Wooten, D'Eriq King, KeShawn Somerville, Austin Myers, Dylan Thomas, Jonathan Marshall, and Trayveon Williams.
Olonilua doesn't have world class speed, but is a long strider who has a knack for breaking away in the open field. Voted captain and overall team MVP as a junior, his coach, Barry Campbell, raves about his intangibles and leadership, on and off the field.
"He’s pretty positive guy, always walking around with a smile on his face, enjoying and having a good time hanging out with his friends and then being a leader when he needs to be a leader," Campbell said. "Then going to work when he needs to go to work and be serious. So he can be in the moment regardless of what that moment is."
As a defender, Sewo has a nose for the ball and seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and is a hard hitter. He should have no issue moving to safety or linebacker full time at the next level.
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