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Colonia ‘24 WR/S Tobi Popoola Wants to Win State Title After Breakout 2021 Campaign

September 13, 2022
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Avenel, NJ: After a couple down seasons, the Colonia football team was back in a big way in 2021.

The Patriots went 8-3 in the rigorous Big Central Conference, and lost a close game in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 semifinals to eventual North Jersey, Group 4 champion Irvington. 

So there is some optimism around the program heading into this summer, especially for the underclassmen, who get a chance to continue this build.

Enter Class of 2024 wide receiver /safety Titobiloluwa Popoola.

The sophomore has a big opportunity to step into the lineup in the fall, with a host of graduating players departing on both sides of the ball.

Popoola is 5-10, 155-pounds, and is expected to continue growing over the off-season and summer in the Patriots’ strength and conditioning program. He looks to be slotted in on both sides of the ball, and could be a breakout player in the Big Central.

Here is a quick scouting report on the sophomore:

“The 2021 Colonia team was senior-laden, so Popoola had some limited playing experience. But he did get a chance to be around a winning culture, and that should prove to be valuable heading into 2022.

“Popoola has good speed, and is working on getting stronger in the weightroom. I think that 5-10, 155-pound frame can grow over the next couple years, and he has a chance to become a big-time receiver if he puts in the work. I am definitely interested to see what Popoola can do in the lineup this fall: I think there is a real opportunity for him to break out.”

In the classroom, Popoola has a 3.3 GPA, and that number is expected to rise in the next few semesters as he continues to work towards the next level.

To check out Popoola’s film and stats, please visit his personalized player page here:

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