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  • Courtesy of Wayne Hills Athletics

    Kevin Olsen, Wayne Hills

    Coveted quarterback Kevin Olsen has Top 5 list of colleges, according to a report.

    The Bergen Record reported Wednesday that the 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal caller from Wayne Hills (Wayne, N.J.) has trimmed his list to Miami, Auburn, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Alabama.

    The No. 37 overall recruit has been very busy this spring. In addition to make numerous visits since the 2011 season ended, as well as appearing on CBS Sports Network on National Signing Day, Olsen turned in a fine performance recently at the NYC Elite 11.

    Miami has long been considered the favorite. However, a source recently told MaxPreps that Michigan State could be a sleeper team to watch.

    With the commitment of Connor Mitch to South Carolina, it seems that the Gamecocks might be an unlikely destination for Olsen.

    Olsen has made it clear that he wants to play in a pro-style offense, which could work in the favor of Alabama and Wisconsin.

    Interestingly, Alabama and Auburn are both still in the hunt for another top 100 quarterback in Cooper Bateman.

    Olsen and Bateman are two of the top uncommitted quarterbacks remaining, so one's decision could impact the other.

    There does not appear to be a time table on Olsen's decision.
  • Photo courtesy of Darrell Laxton

    Florida State-bound Marvin Bracy.

    Marvin Bracy, a senior at Boone (Orlando, Fla.), set a national indoor record on Sunday when he won the 55-meter dash in a blazing 6.08 seconds during the Jimmy Carnes Youth Invitational track & field meet in Gainesville, Fla.

    The previous record of 6.14 was set by D'Angelo Cherry of Mt. Zion (Jonesboro, Ga.).

    Bracy, who plans to run track and play football at Florida State University, told the Orlando Sentinel, "My goal was 6.1 and 6.08, that's way better." He added that he expects to run quicker than 6 seconds in the future.

    Bracy ran the fastest 100 meters in the nation, 10.28, as a junior, and already is qualified in that event for this summer's Olympic Trials.

    * Champ Page of Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.) turned in an outstanding double during the Virginia Tech Invitational over the weekend in Blacksburg, Va. He won the 300-meter run in 33.93 seconds (No. 2 in the nation this year) and the 500 in 1:03.71 (No. 3 in the nation this year).

    * Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.) took over the national lead in two girls relays. The 4x200 relay won in 1:38.35 and the 4x400 relay won in 3:46.58.