Four-star offensive tackle Oluvatosin Babalade made five official visits in June, took his time weighing all the data and is now ready to announce his decision.

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The prominent DeMat in Hyatsville, Maryland has Rutgers, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State and South Carolina as finalists and will announce his selection Friday at 2:00 pm.

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“I was looking for comfort and felt at home,” 6ft 5in. The 296-pound Babalade said. “I was just trying to build a relationship. It’s definitely been with the coaches in every program. Mostly with them.

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“Nothing surprised me (in progress). I was attacked a lot, but nothing surprised me.”

Babalde made his fair share of informal visits during the process, and this helped him form the top five and organize official visits. And during those officials, Babalade said he was connected to the coaching staff and many of the recruits through every program, but his focus was on the coaching staff and feeling at home when he made his decision.

“Honestly, in every school I took an official to, all the players wanted me to join their class,” Babalade said.

Babalade, who is the 25th offensive player in the 247Sports Composite, made his first official visit to North Carolina. It was at the end of May.

“Despite the fact that the coach (offensive line) is relatively new, I had a good relationship with him,” Babalade said. “It was good. I like him”.

He was in South Carolina on an official visit on the weekend of June 10th. He returned there last weekend for an unofficial visit.

“I love everything about[offline]coach Greg[Adkins],” Babalade said. “The family part, his teachings, and when I met him one on one to talk about football.”

After that, he had a busy 10 days during which he made three official visits, starting with a trip to Ohio.

“Ohio State, I liked everything, including the stadium,” he said. “Everything was just fine.”

From there it was an official midweek visit to Rutgers.

“I definitely like everything about the head coach (Greg Schiano),” Babalade said. “Love everything about (offensive line) Coach Augie (Hoffmann). They are all great people.”

He ended his June with an official visit to Maryland.

“These are at home and I will be treated well,” Babalade said. “They just have everything.”