Wilkes Close to Decision

The #2-ranked shooting guard on the west coast, Omar Wilkes, took his third official visit this weekend and said he was close to making his decision...

Omar Wilkes, 6-2 SR SG, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola, took his official visit to UCLA this weekend. It was like a homecoming for him, since his father, Jamaal was a Bruin star in the 1970s.

"It was really great," Wilkes said. "I know so many people. When I went to the football game, so many people I know were there. I really like UCLA."

When asked if he could see himself at UCLA, he said, "Oh yeah."

Wilkes said that the UCLA trip was his last official visit, which is surprising since it was thought he'd visit Stanford next weekend. "I've been to UCLA, Cal and Kansas on official visits. I don't have to visit Stanford officially. I know enough about that program to be able to make my decision."

When might that decision be? "In a week or two," Wilkes said. "I'll have a press conference at my high school." Wilkes, ever the politician, wouldn't even give us a hint as to what his choice would be. When prodded, he laughed and said, "All the schools and programs are great. I couldn't possibly go wrong with any of them."

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