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Ekpre-Olomu focused on Pac-10

Oregon and Cal stand out a little more than others for Chino Hills, Calif., cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu but only because he has already visited or plans to soon.
The Ducks made a big impression on the four-star cornerback during a recent visit and are definitely in the running for his services.
"I liked the facilities and the academic center and the campus was all right, too," Ekpre-Olomu said. "The place around it was kind of like where I live right now.
"(The facilities) are just amazing, they're like nothing I've ever seen before. When I went to the locker room that was the first thing I did when I got there. I've been to USC's locker room and everything and Oregon blows them away."
Oregon is also the new No. 1 team according to polls and that certainly helps the Ducks' cause, said Ekpre-Olomu, rated No. 14 at cornerback, No. 155 nationally and No. 19 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
"It shows they're a winning team, that they're capable of being No. 1, so it helps a little bit," he said.
Cal is also seriously in the running for the 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect and he plans to schedule an official visit soon. The coaching staff in Berkeley is one of the main draws for Ekpre-Olomu, who impressed at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp this spring.
"I like the coaching staff," he said. "I like how I'm comfortable with the coaches. I like that it's on the West Coast and has great weather and that it's a good school.
"That makes a big difference, too, so if I get a degree there I'll have a lot of opportunities. They've always been a winning team."
Oregon and Cal are definitely high for Ekpre-Olomu but he said Utah has recently started talking to him more and that he also likes Arizona and Washington. Those are the main five programs vying for his commitment.
Arizona State, Idaho, San Diego State, Stanford and Washington State have also offered but are probably considered long shots at this point. Ekpre-Olomu said he should have a decision made soon after Chino Hills finishes in the playoffs.
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