That leaves schools like Wake Forest, along with some of the others that are a long way from home, in a better position than they might otherwise be in if some of the bigger programs in his area were in play.
"I don't really have any favorites," Okotcha explained to DeaconSports. "I'm staying open for now."
Okotcha went on to say that Wake Forest has indeed offered him and the Deacs have let him know that he is a priority recruit. He said he hasn't had the kind of contact with Wake Forest that he could have had, but that's his fault and not the coaches. He plans on keeping in better contact once the summer comes to its end and fall arrives.
"Coach Billings is the one that's been recruiting me," he said. "He seems like a good guy. I'm definitely interested in Wake Forest. They have a really good education and of course they've got a good football team. It seems like their (defense) has good coverage too."
Okotcha said location will probably not be a big factor in his decision, so the schools that are a long way from home, such as Wake, will not have ground to make up because of that.