Miami Football: 4-Star QB Signee Kevin Olsen Facing Legal Trouble in New Jersey

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJune 5, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

The last thing Miami needs is for one of its top recruits to get in trouble with the law. Too late.

According to news outlet Wayne Patch, h/t Orlando Sentinel, Kevin Olsen is being charged with leaving the scene of a single-car accident in his hometown of New Jersey. Additional charges include failure to report an accident and careless driving.

Wayne Patch reported that a bystander saw Olsen crash a black SUV into a tree. According to the report, Olsen got out of the car, surveyed the damage and drove off. He later hit a parked car on the side of the road. Olsen's license plate was found at the original scene the next day.

So what does this all mean?

Leaving the scene of an accident is not a felony considering there was no bodily harm done. However, the report does indicate that Olsen could be fined up to $400 and/or face up to 30 days in jail. His driving privileges in New Jersey could also be suspended for six months if he is convicted of any charges.

Olsen, who graduates on June 26, is scheduled for a court date on June 20. The day Olsen graduates is the same day the second session of summer classes begin for the Hurricanes.

Olsen is a 4-star recruit and was considered the seventh best pro-style quarterback by 247Sports in the 2013 class. He was part of a respectable recruiting class and is considered to be the future of this program at quarterback. He is also the brother of former Hurricane great, Greg Olsen.

This certainly isn't the way the young man was hoping to begin his college career.