Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive lineman Alex Akingbulu will take his much anticipated first official visit this weekend when the three-star visits California.
"I'm headed to Cal this weekend and it's my first time visiting there," said Akingbulu. "I just to see what the school is all about, the surroundings of the school, what makes up the school, the environment of the campus and the game. It's my first official visit so I'm really excited about it. I've got all my officials that I wanted all lined up. Now it’s time to just see whats on the table from there."
Akingbulu has been recruited by offensive line coach Brandon Jones as well as head coach Sonny Dykes.
"I actually talk to them on a weekly basis," said Akingbulu. "Coach Jones is a great guy and Coach Dykes is a really good coach, really down to earth and a players coach."
Next month, Akingbulu will visit Utah for his second official visit.
"Coach (Jim) Harding is recruiting me for Utah and I talk to Coach (Sharieff) Shah too," said Akingbulu. "I'm visiting on November 21st and looking forward to that. Utah was there at our game last week against Carson."
In January, Akingbulu will visit hometown UCLA.
"I'm visiting UCLA at the end of January (January 22)," said Akingbulu. "UCLA, I can always visit unofficially before then, but I'll take my official visit in late January."
Akingbulu's sister attends UCLA but he said she's not recruiting him much anymore. On the flipside, UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is.
"My sister isn't really bothering me too much with that anymore, she knows it will be what I feel is best, but she wants me to see all the schools and see what they have to offer," said Akingbulu. "Coach Klemm, though is recruiting me and we have a real good relationship and we talk about more than just football. He's a really good coach."
Akingbulu said that its really down to those three schools, Cal, UCLA and Utah, but no school has jumped out front.
"I feel like they're all pretty even and my solid top three," said Akingbulu. "No one is standing out as recruiting me the hardest. I feel really good about the schools. People are asking me when I'll commit, but right now, I'm focusing on the high school season."
Akingbulu is 6-6 and said his weight is up to 250, having added 20 pounds since the spring.
"I'm trying to get up to 260, right around that weight, but I feel good about the weight and also my strength in general," said Akingbulu. "I feel confident in adding the muscle."