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Okafor opens up, taking Cal visit

Christian Okafor committed to Texas Tech in January but the Houston (Texas) Westbury offensive tackle has decided he cannot see himself in Lubbock so the three-star prospect has backed off his pledge to the Red Raiders.
"Earlier, I always wanted to go to Texas Tech, I could see myself going there and I really liked the coaching staff and I liked the school," Okafor said. "Over time, it's nothing against the coaching staff or the school, it's just that people change and I just changed my mind.
"I don't really look at things like their win-loss record. I don't look at that. I just look at it like can I see myself going there and I just couldn't see myself there anymore."
Okafor's de-commitment from Texas Tech opens the door for other programs, mainly Cal because he's visiting there this weekend and there is a good possibility he could end up playing for the Golden Bears.
Okafor didn't want to get ahead of himself especially because he hasn't seen the Berkeley campus yet but since he's a December graduate his decision will have to be made quickly.
The three-star prospect has another official visit if he wants to see another campus after his Cal visit but Okafor said he feels confident the Cal trip could go well enough that he could make his decision soon after.
"This trip is very important," Okafor said.
"I'm a December graduate and I have to make this decision very quickly. Cal is a serious option. If this weekend goes well it could be it. I have another visit after Cal but I don't know if I'm going to take it because I'm confident how this weekend could go."
Rivals.com rates Okafor No. 67 at offensive tackle in the 2012 class and No. 82 in the Texas state rankings.