THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Plano (Texas) Plano West Rivals100 running back Soso Jamabo has been a busy man since competing in the Rivals.com Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour.
First was a trip to South Bend, Ind., where he was able to take in all the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had to offer.
"It was an awesome trip," Jamabo said. "We got out there and got to talking with the coaches and got to go to dinner with some of the players twice or three times and I got to hang out with a lot of the players. So it was a lot of fun."
There were a few aspects of the visit which caught Jamabo's eye.
"They took a lot of interest in me. They showed me that," Jamabo said. "I got to talk to the athletic director, I got to see Compton Ice Arena, which was awesome. As far as what stood out the most it is probably the team camaraderie. They were all together all the time. All the underclassmen were hanging out and they just gave me great advice as I move forward in the process."
While in South Bend, Jamabo was also able to see how he would fit in at Notre Dame.
"I watched film and the thing about them is they were not telling me how I could fit in they were showing me," Jamabo said. "They already have the plays. They already have players like me who have come through. So there was a difference between telling me and showing me. It was awesome to see that."
Following his trip to Notre Dame, Jamabo made his way to UCLA.
"Totally different scenes from South Bend to L.A., so it was a big change I guess," Jamabo said. "It was awesome seeing all these mountains and all of that, but it was pretty cool. I got to ride around with Jordan Payton. He showed me around and showed me the ropes. He was real cool. I got to call coach Mora and talk with him on the phone since I didn't get to see him. Hopefully after this trip I'll get to see him. As far as the visit it was awesome, it was amazing."
Over the weekend Jamabo competed at the B2G Elite Camp held at California Lutheran University, and before he ends his travels he has a few more destinations on his schedule.
"Right now I have no set plans except for the Opening and Peach Jam," Jamabo said. "I just talked to Brady White who's going to Arizona State and I'm probably making a plan to go down there at the same time."
Of course, there has been plenty of speculation about where Jamabo will play his college football. Following his trips to Notre Dame and UCLA there was plenty of talk about the Fighting Irish and Bruins taking the lead, and Oklahoma, Baylor, and Texas A&M remain strong programs in his mind. So are there any leaders right now for the standout running back?
"I wouldn't say that," Jamabo said. "I guess I've seen a little more. After I get through with this camp and I finally get to sit down and start working out at home I'll talk to my parents and start to separate things and I'll start to get my top schools. But right now it has not separated quite yet."