"I have a lot of respect for Cincinnati because they were my first offer, but there's not real favorite," he said. "I want to make sure I take all my official visits and make the right choice."
Mahone was just invited to Michigan State's junior day and will be attending a basketball game at Cincinnati. He has already been to both schools, attending a camp at Michigan State and Cincinnati's 2010 spring game. He has been to Cincinnati two or three times.
While Mahone hasn't heard much from Northwestern, he likes the system that they run and is definitely interested in learning more about the school.
"I like their offense," he said. "I watched the Iowa-Northwestern game last year and I like their offense and everything. I don't know a whole lot about them, but I know it's a good program."
With plenty of time left to make his choice, Mahone is ensuring that he doesn't rush his recruitment.
"I'm just seeing which schools are interested and I'll go from there," he said.