2017 Grand Prairie (Tex.) four-star safety Jeffrey Okudah details visit plans, interest in Michigan.

2017 Grand Prairie (Tex.) four-star safety Jeffrey Okudah details visit plans, interest in Michigan.

Now up to 32 offers, Jeffrey Okudah's recruiting process is beginning to take better shape.

The 2017 four-star defensive back from Grand Prairie (Tex.) high school is fresh off playoff run in his junior season and ready to get out on more visits.

"It went good," Okudah said. "We got through the second round and beat a Trinity team that was previously undefeated."

Now turning his attention to off-season workouts, camps and a greater focus on the recruiting process, Okudah says a couple of schools are beginning to standout.

"A little bit," Okudah said. "Ohio State and Stanford definitely starting to stick out."

Asked what appeals to him about the Buckeyes, Okudah replied: "Just academic prestige, playing for a top team in the country and competing against the best players."

On The Cardinal: "Stanford, it's one of the top degrees, being almost like an Ivy League school but it's a private school. Playing under Coach Shaw, he's a great coach."

Michigan is another school keeping a close eye on Okudah and Greg Mattison has made it a priority to keep the Wolverines in mind.

"Coach Mattison has come to my school about twice already," he said. "Me and Coach (Chris) Partridge and Coach (Jim) Harbaugh talk weekly."

"(They're a) great staff and I think they're only going to go further from where they are now," added Okudah on the Wolverines.

Asked whether or not he was surprised by the 10-3 season for Michigan in year one under Jim Harbaugh, Okudah wasn't left blown away.

"I expected it just knowing Coach Harbaugh," he said. "He's always going to have a great team."

Although considered a safety, Okudah says he prefers cornerback at the next level, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is being recruited for any secondary position by the Wolverines.

Okudah plans to be in Ann Arbor at some point this year, also set to check out Columbus.

"I want to get (to Michigan) for a visit sometime in 2016," he said. "Visited OSU during the summer, will be out there again for the spring."

While distance won't be an issue for Okudah, several factors will weight heavily on his mind as he nears a decision.

"The network I can get after football, development of my position, tradition and education."

Asked whether or not he plans on waiting until signing day to make a commitment, Okudah says it's likely to come before that.

"I doubt it. I'm not sure yet though."

Video by Sam Webb.

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