Player: QB Kevin Olsen
School: Wayne (NJ) Wayne Hills
Recruiting: Olsen was offered by a number of major college programs. He took recruiting visits to schools like Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Auburn before choosing the Hurricanes at the end of the summer. Olsen didn’t take any other recruiting visits after his commitment.
Scouting Report: A technician, Olsen has a very clean, quick release and is very accurate with the ball whether going deep or throwing underneath. He put good touch on his passes, rarely trying to overthrow. Olsen is a good athlete with excellent footwork. He is a good scrambler and throws well on the run. He'll continue to get bigger and strong as he matures. He has an excellent frame. One of the best pure passers in the nation - Scott Kennedy
2012 season: Olsen suffered a broken foot in September and missed most of the season. He was able to play in the Under Armour All-American Game after the season.
Mike’s Take: Olsen is the real deal. He’s the quarterback this coaching staff really wanted from day one, and really dating back to when Al Golden first got the job here. It’s a huge addition, a franchise quarterback this program hasn’t signed in several years. He is the most important recruit in this year’s class. It’s unfortunate he wasn’t able to enroll for the spring but Olsen has a tremendous future here.