"They say I am quick off the ball and react real well," Okam said. "I have good instincts for the game. I am strong and fast."
Okam runs in the 4.9 range and bench presses 395 pounds. According to Okam, he has two dozen scholarship offers that includes Texas, Florida State, Florida, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Oklahoma and others.
"I didn't expect all of this to happen so quickly. At first I said 'are these scholarships really for me?' May was pretty crazy.
"Right now I am open. I like Stanford, Notre Dame, A&M, Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Florida and Colorado. I want to take all my visits and find a place where I feel comfortable. I am looking for a school with good tradition and I would like the opportunity to play early."
So far this summer, Okam has camped at Texas and Texas A&M. He may camp at Arkansas and Oklahoma State later this summer.
"I liked the Texas camp. Their DL coach gives you a lot of flexibility in what they do and I was impressed with that staff.
"At A&M, their coaches pay a lot of attention to detail and that impressed me about them. I like their scheme and philosophy."
Originally, Okam is from Arkansas. He has two uncles that played at Arkansas and Arkansas Pine Bluff respectively. Okam is also a standout at basketball and track. He plays AAU basketball for the Texas Flight and this summer he's averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game. He placed 5th (in state) in the discuss this past track season.