Shittu Favoring Golden State

The Atwater (Calif.) Buhach Colony defensive lineman Aziz Shittu says he'll stay in California for college...

Atwater (Calif.) Buhach Colony defensive lineman Aziz Shittu is relishing his experience at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He's the first player from his school selected, and his teammate, Matt Cochran, was selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

"It's just great and a testament to our coaching staff and the players around us," said Shittu.

Shittu, a one-time Stanford commit, has had a roller coaster recruitment, and January figures to be busy for him.

"I've officially visited Texas A&M and Cal and I'm taking the rest of my trips in January," said Shittu.

He'll play in the U.S. Army Bowl on Saturday, then the next three weekends will be full of visits.

"I'm going to Stanford on January 13th, USC on January 20th and UCLA on January 27th," said Shittu. "Cal, Stanford, USC and UCLA are my top four schools and I'll decide on Signing Day."

Shittu said he's still waiting to hear about admission into Stanford and hopes to hear by his official visit.

He had hoped to announce in mid-January, but now says Signing Day is the likely date.

"Because my last official is late in January, I'll decide then," said Shittu.

Shittu said he doesn't plan to leave California. "Stanford, USC, Cal and UCLA, that's my solid top four," said Shittu. "I'm staying in state for sure."

What position he'll play remains to be seen.

"In the 3-4, I would play end or a 5-tech, and in the 4-3, I could play the three because of my get off," said Shittu.

Shittu has been receiving a number of reps with the first team this week in practice.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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