Austin Kurke has the option to play Pac-12 football but the El Segundo, Calif., defensive end is also seriously considering another intriguing move in his recruitment.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect said Air Force, Navy, Cal and Utah make up his top four and that going the military route is definitely a serious option.
"I am greatly considering that," Kurke said.
"Two of my ancestors were in the Air Force and the whole aspect of going away sounds inviting. It seems like more of an adventure."
Cal also sounds like a serious option for Kurke, who could visit with the Golden Bears this weekend.
He has a strong relationship with the coaching staff in Berkeley and hopes to get there for the UCLA matchup.
"The coaches are great," Kurke said.
"I connect well with them. They were down here at my game against Oak Park a week and a half ago. I really like the coaching. I like the program and the area a lot."
Kurke, who also lists offers from Arizona State, Army and South Dakota State, said he's trying to set up an official visit with Utah. Yale has also entered his recruitment and Kurke is trying to schedule a trip there as well.
It's still early for the El Segundo standout though.
"I don't really have anything too set up yet," Kurke said.