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Choudja has four favorites

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Patrick Choudja has four favorites, but since he's only taken one official visit so far, anything could happen in his recruitment.
The Oakley (Calif.) Freedom defensive end said Nevada, Washington State, Boise State and Fresno State are the frontrunners, and so far he's only taken a trip to Reno.
This weekend the 6-foot-4, 225-pound recruit will visit Washington State, and then he'll see Boise State and Fresno State before signing day.
Those trips are going to be crucial for Choudja to make the most informed decision.
"Those are the top four schools I'm really considering," Choudja said. "I went to Nevada and I had a great time out there. They love me at Nevada and they really made me feel like they really want me. I felt like I was wanted at Nevada.
"Basically, it's going to come down to the coaches. If it's a good atmosphere and a good environment for me, I have to like the coaching staff and I have to have a good relationship with the players. It's going to come down to my official visits and what formation of defense they're going to run and how they're going to use me."
Because the Oakley Freedom standout is a little undersized to play a traditional defensive end, Choudja said he's leaning toward a 3-4 defense where he could stand up and rush the passer.
The upcoming visits will be important for Choudja which program fits him best.
"I was talking to one of my coaches and he told me because of my size I'm not a classic defensive end with my hand down," Choudja said. "I could play outside linebacker and pass rusher. I'm about 6-4, 225 (pounds) and that's how they're going to use me. That's how I play. I can use my speed."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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