There are plenty of recruits, who currently stand as commits, hoping that February first comes and comes quickly. Lauderdale Lakes defensive tackle Charles Deas is one of those.
He's grudgingly gone through the recruiting process, simply trying to find a place that feels like a good fit for him.
The most recent stop was in Lincoln, Nebraska as Deas went down his list and he dropped by to see what the Huskers were all about.
As most kids from outside of the state find out, it's not exactly what he thought. "I guess cows and corn was what I was expecting from what I heard from some people," Deas said. "But it's not like that at all. It was just like any other place I have seen. It was cool."
Forgive Deas for the lack of animation at this point, because he's ready to have his decision done and over with right now. There's one visit yet to go, though, as he'll hit LSU before he makes his decision at home on signing day, the first day of February.
As for any leaders, you don't even need to ask Deas, because that is now often one of the first things he says, because he knows that's what everyone wants him to say. "Nope, no leaders and I won't have one until signing day," he said. "I've got one more visit and that's it."
The Nebraska visit was what it was to Deas. He liked the facilities, liked his host, fellow defensive tackle Ola Dagunduro and he thought everything else was nice. The academics, though, that's what he was the most interested in and considering he had to sit out his senior year because of grades, it isn't hard to see why.
Nebraska ranked well in that area.
"It looks like they have good academics, which is real important to me and my mom," he said. "A winning program is great, but the education is the thing. I'm kind of looking for the whole package from a school, not just one that does one thing good and not something else."
If he's got a favorite, he's not saying. If he's thinking of proximity as one of his main criteria, he's not admitting to that as well. He's not admitting to nothing, only laughing when you ask questions pointed toward doing just that.
"Nope, no leaders," he said. "Wednesday's the day. That's when everyone finds out where I am going to go."