Massillon (Ohio) junior Justin Olack had an outstanding season at wide receiver for the Tigers, helping lead them to the state semi-finals where they fell to Cleveland Glenville 31-17.
Olack, 6-foot-4, 190-pounds, has only played wide receiver for one season, after being a quarterback throughout his career. For the 2009 season he caught 49 passes for 765 yards, adding 3 touchdowns.
"I think things went real well for me this year," Olack began. "It was my first year at wide receiver, so I definitely had a lot to learn. I actually caught on better and quicker than I thought I would. I was a quarterback all along, but the position switch worked out real well for me, obviously."
"I'm looking to add strength in the weight room," he stated. "I'm also going through speed training and I'm hoping to lower my forty time in the next few months. I've been timed at 4.55, but I know I can get faster. I caught a lot of deep balls this year because I used my body to overpower defensive backs for the football."
He is starting to attract a lot of attention from various college recruiters, and recently picked up his first offer.
"I was offered by Toledo and that feels great," he reported. "They are sending me all the information in the mail next week. I definitely want to get up there this winter, maybe for a basketball game, and check it out."
"I've also heard from Miami of Ohio, Central Michigan, Indiana, Penn State, Notre Dame and Louisville," he stated. "Ohio University has invited me down for their junior day, and my coach said Penn State is going have me in for a game, too. My coach and I are supposed to talk next week about setting up some unofficial visits for after the first of the year, but I'm not sure where right now."
Even though it's early in the recruiting process, Olack has already compiled a list of his favorite teams, and he's hoping to add more as time passes.
"There are a lot of schools I like, and I'm willing to listen to anyone who's interested in me," Olack admitted. "Two schools I do like are West Virginia and Ohio State, but I haven't heard from either one. Of the schools that have contacted me, I like Notre Dame, Michigan and Penn State the best. I didn't have time to go to any college football games during the season, so I'm hoping to get to see a lot of schools over the next year."
EVALUATION: Olack used his size and speed to have a great playoff run for the Tigers, and became more involved in the offense as the year progressed. He had a great playoff game against Cleveland Glenville, and their great secondary, led by Christian Bryant and Latwan Anderson. Olack will be one of the top wide receivers in the 2011 Ohio class.