Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a junior from Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills, California), enters his third season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Ekpre-Olomu was a sensational two-way prospect and one of the Ducks’ prize signees. As a sophomore he set a school record with eight interceptions, and only continued to improve from there. As a junior he rushed 86 times for 521 yards (6.1 YPC) with 12 touchdowns, 45 receptions for 712 yards and seven touchdowns and 38 tackles (22 unassisted, 16 assisted), three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on defense. As a senior he carried the ball 126 times for 797 yards (6.3 YPC) and eight touchdowns, recorded 30 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns offensively. Defensively he was one of the most productive talents in the country, recording 71 tackles (38 unassisted, 33 assisted), two interceptions and two forced fumbles while being named 2010 All-State defensive first team, All-Southern Section defensive first team and Serra League MVP.
In 2011, Ekpre-Olomu shared starts with fellow freshman Troy Hill while appearing in all 14 games, particularly coming on strong at the end of the year. Ekpre-Olomu recorded 34 tackles (21 unassisted, 13 assisted) with 0.5 tackles for loss, eight pass deflections and two punt returns for 15 yards.
In 2012, Ekpre-Olomu had one of the strongest seasons for an Oregon defensive back in recent history, recording 63 tackles (44 unassisted, 19 assisted), 20 pass deflections, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four interceptions for 54 yards and one for a score.
Ekpre-Olomu missed the 2013 Oregon Spring Game, but is 100% healthy and ready to compete at the start of the season.
Going into 2013 season, Ekpre-Olomu is primed for an All-American season and should bring home some heavy hardware. He is listed by CBS Sports as the No. 3 CB prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft class, but will likely forgo his senior season and go in the 2014 draft. In fact, both CBS Sports draft experts have him going in the first round of next year’s draft.