Olaus Alinen, a 4-star offensive tackle recruit with 45 offers, names 2 SEC schools in final 4
Olaus Alinen has received a reported 45 offers as an offensive tackle recruit, and the native of Finland who moved to the United States for his junior year of high school, has narrowed his list to 4 schools.
Alinen, who is from Windsor, CT (The Loomis Chaffee School), is a 6-foot-6 and 315-pounder and is the No. 1-ranked prospect in the state of Connecticut. He is rated the No. 14 offensive tackle recruit in the class of 2023, and the No. 127 player in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He listed his final 4 teams as Georgia, Alabama, Miami and Ohio State.
— Olaus Alinen (@alinen_olaus) April 1, 2022
Here is his scouting report from 247Sports:
Massive frame with slight plus length and position versatility as a right or left tackle. Bends well and has fluidity and flexibility throughout frame. Moved from Finland to United States for junior season. Father played in NFL Europe and was in several NFL camps. Combines impressive strength and athleticism. Is forceful with initial punch and is physical. Plays aggressively and remains engaged on blocks. Tough for defenders to disengage. Sinks hips and uncoils well when engaging defender. Is consistent with hand placement and is quick to place inside on defenders. Shows foot speed and is technically sound with steps when pulling. Has body control to block at second level in space. Is quick to scrape and get to linebackers. Solid in pass pro because of his length and ability to move laterally but has to work on kick step. Is able to mirror but sometimes reaches rather than staying patient in base. Has to make sure he keeps size in check. Multi-year starter at high-level college program. Mid round NFL draft potential with ability to improve stock with continued development.
Here are his highlights from Hudl: