Kaelin Deboskie isn't ready to name a singular leader in his recruitment. He doesn't have set dates for official visits. He says he doesn't have a clue where he'll play college football.
What the Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe High School receiver does have, however, is a plan.
He may not know much now, but the final leg of his recruitment will be wrapped up soon enough. He has a decision timeframe and he plans to stick to it.
"I'm going to do it after the Marcos de Niza game [on Sept. 27]," Deboskie said on Thursday. "I think that's out fourth game. We have a bye week. So I'll be picking five weeks into the season."
He knows the timetable is aggressive for a player who claims to have no idea which school he might choose. He also knows he has some work to do when it comes to examining possible landing spots. Deboskie plans to hop to it.
"I'm trying to go out to Oklahoma State to visit sometime soon," he said. "That's one of the big ones. I think it's going to be an unofficial. I'll take an official after that, sometime later in the season."
To hear Deboskie talk is to know the Cowboys sit somewhere near the top of his list. He doesn't dispute it. He also doesn't say OSU is the sole frontrunner. He won't be ready to make that distinction until he sees the campus in person.
"Oklahoma State is in the top definitely," Deboskie said. "I like the spread offense and the coaches. It's one of the top offenses in the country. And the facilities out there are crazy. They're definitely in my top."
According to Deboskie , the other schools in the mix with Oklahoma State are Arizona, Arizona State, Houston and West Virginia. It's a top five of sorts. But, for a player who claims just eight offers, it doesn't narrow things down too much.
Things become even less clear when he starts talking about possible destinations for official visits.
"I know Oklahoma State for sure," Deboskie said. "I think I'm going to go to North Texas, too. Just to show them love because they were one of my first offers," I'm going to go to Houston definitely because I'll be going up that path. I've already seen ASU and Arizona because they are so close. I don't know if I'll go to West Virginia because it's kinda far."
Deboskie's high school teammate, Cameron Denson, has already committed to Arizona, but what kind of effect, if any, that may have on the wide receiver's recruitment remains uncertain.