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Kouandjio takes first two visits, sets remaining trips

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Offensive tackle Arie Kouandjio took his second consecutive official visit this past weekend. The Rivals250 prospect gave his take on the trip to California and what is next?
"It went pretty good," he said. "I had a good time. I got to see a lot of things and meet a lot of people.
"I got there on Friday afternoon around one. I just hung out, got to see the school and talk to the coaches and players. I had a really good time."
Kouandjio spent much of his time with his host, Ernest Owusu.
"It was great," he said. "When I went out there the first time I met him. He's really cool. I got a good connection with him and the players there.
"He just told me that we have a lot in common."
Of course, Kouandjio spent a lot of time with head coach Jeff Tedford as well.
"It was good," he stated. "He seems like a really good coach and really genuine. I really like talking to him and all the conversations we had were pretty good."
Before the trip to California, the No. 121 prospect in the nation made a trip to New Mexico on December 5th.
"That was pretty good too," he said. "I met a lot of people and the coaches. I found out a lot of things they say about New Mexico aren't true, like the fact it's in the middle of nowhere. There was a lot to do.
"I had a real good time there. I did talk to Coach Locksley. I felt chemistry with him because he grew up where I grew up."
The obvious question is, is New Mexico a serious possibility?
"They are a legitimate option."
The No. 2 prospect in Maryland has set up his final three visits for January.
"I'm going to Alabama on January 15th, Miami on the 22nd and Tennessee on the 29th," he said. "I'm considering all the schools I've visited along with Notre Dame and Maryland.
"I haven't visited Notre Dame yet and I'm not sure on a visit there right now."
Kouandjio will be participating in the Army All-American Bowl on January 9th.
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