Explosive Playmaker Commits to TCU

Cedar Hill's playmaking machine seeing purple

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    Cedar Hill's Elisha Olabode will join Gary Patterson in Fort Worth.

    Sharing a name with one of the most overrated quarterbacks in NFL history (hey, just my professional opinion) hasn't held back Cedar Hill senior defensive back Elisha Olabode.

    The senior, was one of many high-profile recruits on the Cedar Hill defense this past season, orally committed to play football at TCU last week, according to The Dallas Morning News. Oral commitments are nonbinding. The first day a Class of 2010 recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 3.

    Olabode was a do-it-all threat for the Longhorns, who spent the entire regular season atop the Class 5A state poll before being ousted in the postseason by eventual state champion Abilene.

    The senior speedster (5-10, 170 pounds) had an incredible five return touchdowns for the Longhorns en route to a Class 5A first-team Associated Press All-State selection. Note to Cedar Hill fans: I voted for Olabode for Defensive Player of the Year on my ballot.

    He finished the year with three punt return touchdowns, an interception return for a touchdown and a 108-yard missed field goal return for a score.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's on Day 3 of a headache.