Michael Jordan days til kickoff! Just hold out a little longer, folks. Presenting: Mr. Seyi Oladipo
#23, Seyi Oladipo, Junior, Safety
High school: Eaglecrest HS (Centennial, Colo.)
How’d he get to The Blue™?
24/7’s #10 prospect in Colorado was first team all state in football and basketball. He held offers from Cal State Fresno, USU, Kansas, and even Army. Fortunately, Oladipo has incredible field vision, and saw that Boise State was easily the best of the bunch.
Step aside, Boise Depot, there’s a new sheriff in town. TV won’t have time to show shots from you when Boise Dipo is out making plays.
I’m really getting USMNT and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie here. Luckily, Oladipo can’t get red cards for having his jersey torn off this time around.
Seyi caught everyone’s attention when he snagged 2 INTs as a true freshman against UTEP in 2021, and he’s only got better. He’s played in every game since he arrived at Boise State, making his first start against UNT where he got a career-high in tackles. He also was responsible for the beautiful back-door cover against Utah State where he had pick-6 in the closing seconds.
2023 should be a big year for 23. The old guard at safety have moved on and Oladipo is moving in. Safety rotation seems a little fluid, so I’m not sure if it means if he’ll start every game, but he’ll be essential regardless. Maybe this is a bold prediction, but I don’t think our safety group will have any drop off this year, and Seyi is a big part of that.
Is he on Twitter?
That he is, @Seyi4Oladipo, although somewhat of a sporadic tweeter. He did retweet this gem from JL though:
Completely made up fact
Seyi’s decision to go to Boise State was actually made over 10 years ago. As a wee lad, Seyi visited Boise and it’s iconic train depot during a family reunion. He discovered that little cave you can get into if you jump from rock to rock over the stream, and the rest was history.