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Five-star opens back up

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Five-star defensive tackle Aziz Shittu has decided to make things a little more interesting and he has reopened his recruitment.
"I just want to go through the whole process," Shittu said. "I want to leave no stone unturned.
"I knew what I wanted to do because I wanted to take my official visits. I want to do that. I probably should have held out when I said I was going to do it at the Army game."
The Atwater (Calif.) Buhach standout who shined at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp alongside fellow five-star California defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy had committed to the Cardinal in late April but wanted to investigate other options and keep things open heading into his senior season.
At first, Shittu wanted to narrow his list to eight schools over the summer but he decided to skip that step of the recruiting process and end things on April 29 with his pledge to coach David Shaw's program.
Stanford had always been a favorite and Shittu, a dominating 6-foot-3, 275-pound recruit, figured it was the best place for him.
"I decided on Stanford not because of the next four years of my life but because of the next whole part of my life," he told Rivals.com. "That's basically what it comes down to.
"I've got a good relationship with all the guys up there. The campus is beautiful. It's a really nice place. It just has a good feel."
But the intrigue of other schools has persuaded Shittu to look around a little bit more which is not a major surprise because rumors had floated in recent weeks and the Northern California prospect has said he plans to take official visits.
Shittu sent a text message Thursday evening confirming that he has decided to open his recruitment again.
Pretty much every program in the country is recruiting Shittu, who said Stanford and Washington will receive official visits and then he'll figure the rest out later.
Rated as the No. 12 prospect in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, it's safe to assume the Army All-American will have his fair share of colleges to pick from throughout his senior season.
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