LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Five-star wide receiver Nelson Agholor didn't participate in the opening day of practices at the Under Armour All-America Game as he is nursing a banged up shoulder.
That same shoulder injury has caused some uncertainty for the Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep prospect with regards to when he will take his final two official visits. While the dates of those visits are up in the air, the destinations are not.
"I don't know exact dates because right now I am in a bind because if I can play basketball, then I am going to play a basketball game on the 21st (of January) when I am scheduled to go out to Southern Cal," Agholor said. "So I think I might visit Florida State on January 13th and then go out to Southern Cal on that last weekend, January 27th."
Agholor has already taken official visits to Florida, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.
At this time, the five teams that he has or will take official visits are considered his favorites. Agholor isn't at the stage where he feels he can put them in any sort of order though.
"No order," Agholor said. "I have no place to tell anybody that they are less than anybody else."
As for other suitors outside his top five who would like to sneak in during January, the Central Florida prospect says it is unlikely that another school will be able to enter the picture over the final month of the process.
"Something special is really going to have to happen like a school that I took a visit to lose their head coach or something for me to bounce back anywhere," Agholor said.
"But nothing is concrete in this recruiting process," Agholor added.
Agholor is familiar with change.
He had been actively pursued by the Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and was set to spend time with him on-campus in Gainesville, Fla. in early December, but then Weis suddently departed to take the head coaching job at Kansas.
Despite Weis' departure from Will Muschamp's staff at Florida, Agholor went ahead with his official visit with no offensive coordinator in place. He explained the reasoning behind that decision.
"I had a gameplan to hit everything boom, boom, boom, boom and handle business from there," Agholor said. "I am ready to make a decision and live with it."
That decision won't come until after Agholor's visits have concluded. His visits, and dealings with the coaching staffs of his current favorites, will play a pivotal role in his final decision.
"You want to make sure you are with a stable program," Agholor said. "You want to make sure you are with a stable program You want to make sure you are with a consistent program with guys, with coaches that have a good relationship and don't go anywhere."
Agholor is not working with a specific timeline for when he will announce.
"Whenever I am ready after I take my visits," Agholor said. "It might be Signing Day because if I take that last visit on the 28th, I might need one or two weeks to think about everything and live with it."
Agholor finished his senior season with 207 rushes for 1,986 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. He also had nine receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.