Sooners In Two Horse Race for JUCO OT

College of the Canyons JUCO offensive tackle Will Latu has narrowed his Division I college choice to a pair of schools, and the Sooners have got the nod.

"Just Utah and Oklahoma," Latu told Sooners Illustrated Sunday evening. "Yeah, I broke it down to two."

Latu previously committed to West Virginia in early July, then switched his commitment to Auburn a couple weeks later.

He decided to again open up his recruitment, and a number of schools have offered, including those two along with Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Kansas State, Louisville, Oregon State, Rutgers and Utah.

In the end, the Sooners and the Utes ended up as the final two.

Because of that, he will forego his last couple of potential visits.

"No, as of right now, Oklahoma is my last visit," Latu said.

Originally, he was set to see OU this weekend and look at Arizona State next week, with one more visit pending.

Now, he'll bypass both of those final two and just visit OU Friday through Sunday.

What's he looking for when he comes to Norman to check it out?

"Just for another home, you know, just to feel comfortable around the school, the players, the coaches and all that," Latu said.

The Sooners will have their chance to make that impression on him, but they've actually already made one.

"I mean, it's no little time football program," Latu raved. "It's a big football state to be in, and I like it. They got Landry Jones coming back. Not only that, they got a repaired defensive squad and yeah, I'm excited about it."

His strengthening relationship with tight ends/tackles coach Bruce Kittle only helps that much more.

"He's pretty cool," Latu said. "I mean, he's a real deal coach and he's a very honest guy. He keeps it 100 percent with me. Our relationship is still new, but you know, I know that much about him where he'll keep me on the right path and I feel comfortable around him."

Kittle and the Sooners hope the experienced offensive tackle, who they offered last Wednesday, will decide to become a Sooner after visiting next week.

Time will tell.

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