Oakes told us that he has arranged several visits. "I'm visiting USF on an unofficial this Saturday. Then I have official visits set up with Penn State, Oregon State, Arizona State and UCLA. But I don't have the dates for those with me right now."
We asked Oakes if any schools stand out from the pack and he replied, "Locally, I like USF a lot. I got a chance to meet the head coach and he seems like a good guy. I also had a chance to meet the entire staffs of Oregon State and Arizona State -- I like them as well."
Oakes told us that he has also scheduled in-home visits with all of the schools he's visiting, but he could only recall one date for sure. "USF is on September 9th -- I'm not sure about the dates on the other ones," said Oakes.
We asked Oakes if he has a timeframe for making a decision.
"A lot of people are telling me to sign early, but I'm going to wait until I take my visits," Oakes said. "I could wait until April, but all my visits will be in September, so we'll see how those go."