Masina plans one more round of visits
Uaea Masina is planning to take an unofficial visit to San Diego State this weekend, then he'll head back to Utah and BYU and then the Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker could be ready to make his decision.
"The newest thing is I'm going to San Diego State on Friday," Masina said. "I'll be there for the weekend and then I'm coming back up here and I'll visit BYU and Utah again and I'll probably decide sometime in August.
"This is going to be my first time visiting San Diego State and then I'm going to catch back up with Utah and BYU. I'm excited for going to San Diego State and learning about the program and meeting them in person.
"I've talked a little bit to them on e-mail so it's been fun. I'm looking to meet them in person to see what they're really like."
Masina, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound three-star prospect, said he's mainly down to Utah, BYU and San Diego State and he wants to get one final feel for each of the programs before making his commitment.
The Utes still stand out slightly more than the others but these upcoming trips could be crucial in his decision-making process.
"I want to get a last feel," Masina said. "I don't want to visit San Diego State and then forget about the other two. I want to visit those three. Those are kind of my top three schools right now pretty much so I'll visit those three and then decide.
"Utah is still on top for me. BYU is definitely right up there with them and it's the same with San Diego State. This is to see if Utah is still on top or if one of the other schools can impress me more."
Those three programs along with Colorado, Hawaii and Southern Utah have offered Masina, rated as the No. 45 outside linebacker in the 2013 class and fifth in the Utah state rankings by Rivals.com.
More schools are showing interest but Masina would prefer to get his commitment done by the time his senior season gets underway.
"I just want to make sure I can focus on my senior season, do everything I can for my team, and not be distracted on where I'm going to college," Masina said.