Recruiting: Okpara Has Narrowed It To Four

Defensive back Ugo Okpara of Sugar Land (Dulles), Texas said he has a top four and he has a strategy on what he is doing. The 6-1, 180-pound corner or safety prospect is going to be moving fast and moving often in the month of July.

"My newest offer is Boston College," said Okpara. "That's the new one and I'm excited about them. I really have it down to Arkansas, Virginia, Boston College and Nebraska. I am going to take unofficial visits to all four of those places.

"I want to check out the environment and talk to the players and get their perspective on the program and where it is going and whether it will fit me. I want to talk to the younger players because they will relate to me and tell me the honest truth because those are the guys I will be there with for the next four or five years."

Ugo said after the last visit that he will sit down and make a decision -- a commitment. "I still want to keep my doors open and I want to go back and make my official visits in September and later in the season. I'm looking for the which one is the best fit for me."

Ugo said while those are his top four and all of those schools he mentioned are recruiting him to play cornerback. He is still talking to Missouri and Oklahoma State which are recruiting him as a corner or a safety.

He wants to make a commitment before the season starts, yet still keep the doors creaked open in case something changes. Ugo's outlook is not uncommon as a large number of recruits don't completely close themselves off after making a commitment. He also wants to have some security in case of injury.

It would appear that unless something does change those top four schools -- Arkansas, Virginia, Boston College and Nebraska -- have the best chance to convince Okpara that he belongs on their campus.

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