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Ofodile pushes up decision

Alex Ofodile hasn't trimmed his list and doesn't plan to. Instead, the Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge High School wide receiver intends to just select a school from his massive group of scholarship offers.
And he intends to do it relatively soon.
"I'm planning on pushing my decision up to the end of May," Ofodile said. "Talking to Oklahoma this weekend, their spots are limited for wide receivers. Talking to some other places, too, their spots are limited, so I'm going to announce at the end of May."
Ofodile visited Oklahoma over the weekend. The two-day trip was his third to the Sooners' campus. And while all signs seem to point to OU and Missouri being the teams to beat in the race to land his commitment, Ofodile insists he's still considering a wide range of options despite his accelerated timetable.
His mind is far from made up.
"It's pretty much between all the schools I've visited so far and the ones I'm going to visit." Ofodile said. "I have Notre Dame, Alabama and Michigan State to finish up this month. Then, I'm probably going to start going back an hitting other spots."
And while Oklahoma may have played a large part in his decision to make a quicker verbal commitment, the hometown school is still very much in play. The fact that Ofodile's father played at Missouri and that he and his family still lives within the Columbia city limits make his bond with the Tigers' coaching staff a strong one.
It's no lock that Ofodile will pick Mizzou come late May. It's certainly not the sure thing that it once looked to be, but the Sooners and company will still have a fight on their hands if they're to pull the wide receiver out of his hometown.
"Mizzou is still up there," he said. "I go up there and watch the spring practices during the week. They're definitely still there. But I'm just really unsure right now. It changes every day. I've been to Missouri and Oklahoma the most so far, but I'm going to ge back to some of these other schools, too."