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UAB offers Gryphons pair

Published May 18, 2011

Sickles FS Adekunle Olusanya and LB Haden Nagel have earned an unofficial distinction of sorts.

The two rising juniors are believed to be the youngest players in Gryphons football history to receive a scholarship offer. Alabama-Birmingham has made a verbal offer to the pair after Blazers coaches observed both at a recent practice, Coach Brian Turner confirmed.

Olusanya (5-foot-10, 200 pounds), the more established of the two, had 60 tackles as a sophomore. Nagle (6-2, 215) has enjoyed a breakthrough spring, Turner said.