Tosin Babalade has finished his official visits, the four-star offensive lineman is now nearing a decision in the next few weeks.
Babalade, a standout offensive lineman at DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD), paid an official visit to the state of Maryland over the weekend. He had an official visit to Rutgers Football earlier in the week.
Four-star on the 247Sports Composite, Babalade is ranked No. 26 in offensive tackle in the nation. Babalade has completed all five of his official visits. His previous visits were to the state of Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina.
In North Carolina, Babalade said he liked that the Tar Heels were “in a great area.” What struck him during his recent official visit was “The facility and just great people.”
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“Definitely game time,” Babalade said.
“I just want to get better, I just want to get to the next level. I don’t mind sitting and waiting a little. I just don’t want to wait that long. I just want to get better every year.”
Babalade hasn’t made a decision yet, but he said his five official visits are his final set of programs for his college election.
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Read what Tosin Babalade had to say about his recent official visits to Maryland and Rutgers Football. Also find out which program impressed him the most during his last official visit!
Tosin Babalade on his recent official visit to Maryland Football
“It was nice, had a great time. I spent more time with the coaches to better understand the program.”
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“They have a lot of things like the NIL deals and all that school stuff. No matter what, they have the resources to support you.”
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“I don’t mind staying at home, I just want to find out what will take me to the next level.”
Tosin Babalade during his visit to Rutgers Football last week
“It was great. I had a great time seeing New York, seeing Times Square. It was a great time.”
Tosin Babalade on if he has visited New York City before
“Yes, for basketball, but I hadn’t explored it the way I did this time.”
Tosin Babalade on whether Rutgers’ proximity to New York City is an advantage
“It was definitely because it’s one of the busiest areas out there. It’s a great place for NIL deals and everything in general.”
Tosin Babalade on his feelings about Rutgers football after last week’s official visit
“We’re definitely close. I was able to spend more time with them. They want to see me get better and better.”
Tosin Babalade really surprised him with this one official visit
“Ohio State. It was my first time there. It was amazing, I was like ‘Wow’.”
Tosin Babalade on what made the state of Ohio special
“It was definitely – I wouldn’t say the facilities, but the next level stuff. The technology they have to transform a player’s body. Everything was just on the next level…the field, the buildings, they just redid the lawn and stuff in the field house. It was all good. The NIL, they are amazing at it.”