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Qadree Ollison

Canisius High (Buffalo, N.Y.) running back Qadree Ollison holds one offer, but his recruitment could be ready to take off as his name becomes known in recruiting circles.

Qadree Ollison is sitting on one offer – extended by hometown Buffalo – but that number should change dramatically in the coming months as word gets out about him.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Ollison, a power running back with very good acceleration at Canisius High (Buffalo, N.Y.), sent his highlight tape out to a number of schools, including Rutgers, Syracuse, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia, and has gotten feedback from plenty of them.

"Schools I've gotten mail from are Ohio State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Alabama, Nebraska, Oregon and West Virginia," Ollison said. "I'm just waiting now."

Ollison is coming off a junior season in which he carried 240 times for 1,876 yards and 25 touchdowns, but getting notoriety in the Buffalo area is always difficult.

"I probably want to play in a two-back set type of offense with a running back and a fullback, and some schools do it in the Big Ten," Ollison said. "Or, I could play in a read-option, and we do some of that in school."

Ollison is slated to camp at Ohio State, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, but he could add schools to the list.

For now, though, Buffalo is the only offer on Ollison's resume.

"I went to their junior day," Ollison said. "They invited six or seven kids to their Elite Junior day, and they offered. It was a really good start. I have a lot of high hopes from college football. It was exciting because it was my first offer."

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