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Latu still likes Pac-10 school

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Arizona State is still the favorite for Mo Latu but the Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry lineman said he doesn't plan to make a commitment just yet mainly because he'd like to see which other offers arrive.
"ASU has a great chance with me," said Latu, who offered something similar earlier this spring at the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy held at Arizona State. "I like ASU a lot because it's the hometown school. Not only are they the hometown school but I've created a bond with the coaches and that's pretty much it.
"I'm going to wait it out a little bit. I just want to see what other offers come in or see if things change."
Colorado State has offered and it still has a realistic chance to land Latu, whose brother plays there, and Hawaii has recently offered as well.
Maybe the most intriguing new offer for Latu, a 6-foot-3, 306-pound prospect, is from Oregon. The Ducks have offered him as a defensive tackle instead of an offensive lineman so that could be something else to consider.
For Latu, rated as the fifth-best center nationally and the No. 7 prospect in the Arizona state rankings by Rivals.com, playing on either side of the ball is fine with him. He just wants an opportunity to see the field whether it's at center or defensive tackle.
"The (Oregon) defensive line coach (Jerry Azzinaro) came out and he watched our practices and I guess he really liked what he saw so he went back to Oregon and he talked with coach (Chip) Kelly and he called my coach back the same night and told him they wanted to offer me," Latu said.
"They're high on the list. I was really excited, I was really happy to get that offer. I'll play wherever the coaches need me to play. It would be something new."
Latu, who plays both ways in high school, finished with 23 tackles, one sack and an interception last season. The players ranked above him in Arizona are Texas commit Christian Westerman, Cyrus Hobbi, Andre Yruretagoyena, Todd Peat Jr., Arizona pledge Ka'Deem Carey and Brett Hundley.
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