Miami Hurricanes fans were holding their breath after a game this past Friday night that saw one of their top young recruits break his foot.
Luckily, it shouldn’t be as devastating as it could have been.
Kevin Olsen, brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg, is one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the country for College Football Recruiting 2013. He plays at a very strong football school for Wayne Hills in Wayne New Jersey. He has offers from all over the country, with powerhouse BCS schools chasing after his signature. And boy, was he on fire in this game last Friday night.
It was the season opener against Northern Highlands, and Olsen was on pace for 22 of 28 for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns. And considering Olsen isn’t known for his running, being on pace for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground is impressive.
Then on the first play of the third quarter, Olsen had a beautiful 35 yard run and made a cut, sending him to the ground with an apparent lower leg injury. After limping off the field he was sent for x-rays. The x-rays showed that a small bone in his foot was broken. He will be out 5-6 weeks (8 at the latest), which will hurt Wayne Hills, but Al Golden and Miami shouldn’t fret, he should be long healed and easily 100% by next August.
Olsen is a potentially program changing prospect for Golden and his Hurricanes. Miami hasn’t had a consistent winner under center since Ken Dorsey, and Olsen is seen as the answer to that problem. Though Olsen will be dealing with a nagging injury in the near future, his long-term future still remains as bright as ever.