Aka's Stock On The Rise

Indianapolis Pike High School TE/DE Pierre Aka has seen his stock rise recently. Now, he is up to two offers, with more likely to come.

Just recently, Pierre Aka picked up an offer from Toledo, adding to his other offer from Northern Illinois. In addition to those offers, Aka has received major interest from Northwestern along with Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Stanford, and others.

But Aka says one of the schools that stands out the most is Northwestern, who has shown a lot of interest during the last month. Aka often speaks with Northwestern's newest coach, Dennis Springer, who is his top recruiter.

As the interest continues to increase, Aka is hoping to learn more about Northwestern, a school which he admits he does not know much about. So Coach Springer has invited Aka to come to campus for a visit, which he plans to do.

"I'm going to set up a date for this coming April," Aka said. "I got to talk to Coach Springer to set up a date, and see what we can do."

The 6'4, 255-lb prospect end says he doesn't know if he's being recruited as a tight end or defensive end, but is hoping to know soon. What Aka does know is what he's looking for in a school—academics.

"My parents always wanted me to get a good education," Aka said. "That's key in getting into a college to get a great degree, and hopefully move on to going where I want."

As his recruitment progresses, and interest from Northwestern increases, Aka believe he is getting closer to an offer. Aside from setting up a visit, his next step with Northwestern is to send in his film and records. However, Aka does believe Northwestern will ultimately offer a scholarship.

"It might take a long time, but eventually, I will (get an offer)," Aka said.

Meanwhile, Aka remains very busy with visits. He is set to visit Michigan on Saturday, and see Indiana, Northern Illinois, Purdue, and Michigan State in the coming weeks.

As for a timeline on his decision, Aka said that remains to be seen. It all depends on how many offers he has, and if the time is right.

"I could commit tomorrow, I could commit in two months or next year, you just got to wait and see," Aka said.

Aka reports a 3.5 GPA, and is hoping to be a bio-chemical engineer in college.


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