Decision Coming Soon For Akingbulu
"I have offers right now from three D-1 schools," Akingbulu told JCFootball.com recently. "I have offers from Morgan State, St. Frances and Mississippi Valley State and then I have a bunch of smaller schools that have offered too.
"The schools talking to me the most right now are Florida A&M, Murray State, Alabama State, Western Kentucky and Texas Southern and I think all of those should offer this week.
"The other schools that I've been talking to are Prairie View A&M, New Mexico State, Utah, Howard, Weber State and I talked to coach Wilson of LSU on the phone last week but I don't know how that's going go."
Akingbulu plans to visit Murray State this coming weekend and he also has plans to visit Florida A&M the following weekend.
"I'm committing to a school this summer," Akingbulu noted. "I've already got my AA degree and I was actually a qualifier out of high school.
"Fall camp is right around the corner, so I need to make my decision soon so I can be in camp to get started right away."
As a prep, Akingbulu played basketball, but once he got too big for the court, a coach from L.A. Harbor got him to turn out for football and he's spent the past two years learning his trade on the gridiron.
"Harbor College was close to my school and I met the football coach one day and he told me he thinks I can get paid for playing football (as a professional) so I switched sports."
As a freshman last season, Akingbulu played both right guard and right tackle.
"I love the physicality of the game and being able to get after guys," Akingbulu said. "I've been working a lot on my footwork and my technique, just because I have only played football for two years now.
"I'm also workong on losing weight so I can be quicker. I've also put a lot of effort into working on my flexibility and conditioning.
"I've also been studying the game so I can excel at it. I've watched a lot of Joe Thomas and Joe Staley clips."
As noted earlier, Akingbulu already has graduated and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.
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