Cal, Oregon Top Lokombo's Short List

Abbotsford (B.C.) W J Mouat Secondary LB Boseko Lokombo is the No. 8 ranked MLB in the nation according to He has tripped to Oregon and Cal and may take two more trips before deciding on his college choice. For now, he is looking for the school that makes him feel the most comfortable…

Boseko Lokombo (6-3, 220) wants to feel comfortable. Along with his mother and father, he recently took an official visit to California. It was his first time ever in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nonetheless, he felt comfortable, preferring the diversity of Berkeley to the bright lights of San Francisco.

"I liked Berkeley," said Lokombo. "The [number of] diverse ethnicities, they are many. [The diversity] could be a factor [in my decision]."

Cal redshirt freshman defensive end Ernest Owusu hosted Lokombo on his official visit. He says he enjoyed his trip to Cal. He had many great things to say about the Golden Bears. "It was really good," he said of the visit.

"Cal is a good academic institution. I love the Bay Area, the nice weather. They have a great program and coaching stability."

The talented two-way Boseko Lokombo on
the reception.
photo by Lokombo family
The only official visit he has to compare is last month's trip to Oregon. A place he knows rather well. Lokombo spent his junior campaign at South Eugene High School before returning to British Columbia for this season.

"I'm used to Oregon," said Lokombo. "I know the area. It's really peaceful. It's a really good program and has good academics, too."

Lokombo may take a trip to Oregon State and Boise State but no others. He remains open on his recruitment, but he clearly favors Cal and UO.

"I'm still open," said Lokombo. "Cal and Oregon, those are my two favorites. I may take a visit to Oregon State. Maybe, Boise State, even though they are in the WAC, it's a good school."

He says his parents will be a very important part of his decision making process, which he hopes to finish before the end of the year. Ultimately, the school that feels most comfortable to Lokombo will win the recruiting battle.

"By the end of the month, [I hope] to make my decision," said Lokombo. "I felt comfortable [in Berkeley]. I enjoyed the team."

Lokombo says he is not feeling any presser from either the Bears or Ducks to make haste. He currently is carrying a 3.0 GPA. He scored an 1100 on the SAT, which he plans to retake on January 26.

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