It's not everyday that one of the Midwest's top-ranked recruits passes on multiple full-ride athletic scholarship offers to verbally commit to an Ivy League school. Yet that's exactly what Marist three-star inside linebacker Micah Awodiran (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) did on Thursday.
Awodiran (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) gave Yale his verbal commitment this afternoon. Awodiran, who was touting well over 20 BCS-level athletic scholarship offers had narrowed down his list of favorites to Yale along with Illinois, Duke and Vanderbilt.
"I just wanted to tell you I gave Yale my verbal commitment," Awodiran said. "Yale for me is just the best fit over the next 4-5 years and academically and athletically it's the best place for me."
Awodiran explained why he passed on several BCS athletic scholarship offers to pledge to the Ivy League Yale Bulldogs.
"Yale just offers such a unique experience both on and off the field," Awodiran said. "It's just a close knit family at Yale and I was able to spend time around the football program as well as just talking to students and teachers. I've always placed a high value on academics as well as athletics and Yale is a great fit."