Omar had quite the decorated career at ASU where he served as a three time captain for the devils. In his first year playing corner, Bolden started as a true freshman and had a fantastic season featuring 33 tackles, 6 pass break ups, an interception for a touchdown, and was named Freshman All American. Bolden refined his skills in his Sophmore season by improving with 49 tackles, 7 pass break ups, and 2 interceptions. After coming out to a blazing start in 2009 with a kickoff to the house and an interception, Bolden tore his MCL at practice during week 4 causing him to miss the entire season and receiving a medical redshirt.
After the injury, Omar excelled in his redshirt junior season with 52 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 of which he returned for a touchdown, and also had a 97 kick return for a touchdown. Despite his stellar season, Omar received a 4th round grade from the NFL. After careful deliberation, Bolden decided to return to ASU in hopes of bringing a Rose Bowl Championship back to Tempe. As fate would have it, Omar tore his left ACL in the 4th play of the spring game in 2011 causing him to sit out his entire senior season. Instead of being frustrated or defeated by misfortune, Omar turned his situation into a positive by becoming a coach and mentor to the younger players on the team by continuing to be that vocal leader the team needed. Omar remained positive, focused, and persistent on getting his knee back healthy in time for the NFL Combine. Hard work and determination guided Omar to the 2012 NFL Combine where he was the top performer on the bench press out of all DBs benching 25 reps.