Upland (Calif.) tight end Devin Mahina has narrowed his college choices down to two with one visit remaining later this month. BYU and Oregon have made the final cut but it sounds like Mahina may have already made up his mind.
Mahina, 6-6, 225 pounds is one of the state's top two way players. Along with tight end, Mahina is also a talented defensive end but it being recruited strictly on the offensive side of the ball.
Back in the summer, Mahina said his top two schools were BYU and UCLA and then added Oregon and Colorado to the mix. The athlete visited the Ducks and Buffs in December and was scheduled to trip to UCLA as well.
"I'm not looking at UCLA any more, I'm down to BYU and Oregon," Mahina said. "UCLA was still recruiting me, but I just decided I wanted to go in a different direction. I want to leave the state and I just feel BYU and Oregon are the two best options for me.
"I'm going to visit BYU (Jan. 12) and there is a good chance I'll commit on the visit. The thing I really like about BYU is it's the church school and my faith is important to me. Plus I love the offense and how they use the tight end. They spread him out wide and throw fade passes and I think I would fit in very well there.
"I was watching them in their Bowl game and it was crazy how good they were. I also like the coaches and there really isn't any negatives about the school. With Oregon, I had a great visit and I like their offense a lot. They have great facilities as everyone talks about and it's a college town, which I like. Right now, the plan is to make my decision on the visit or shortly after I get back from BYU."