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Okoroha updates his recruitment

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It's been a month since Rivals last heard from four-star safety Okechuckwu Okoroha. Since then, the Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt prospect has started the season. Has he also begun to take visits for recruiting?
"Not really," he said. "I haven't even started narrowing my list at all. I do plan on narrowing it towards the end of the season to about eight schools. That's when I'll also get to my official visits. I think I'm going to at least take one of those during the season, but I'm not sure where."
While officials aren't happening, is Okoroha considering unofficial visits?
"Right now I'm not planning to go anywhere, but I may get the urge in a few weeks one day and then we'll see."
Without any leaders, what is the No. 15 safety in the country looking for in a college?
"First off, education is important," he said. "They have to have my major, kinesiology. I want to go into sports therapy. I'll also be looking at the roster and talking to players. I'm going to look for people I can associate myself with, who is cool and who's not. Nothing else really matters to me, I'm just trying to play football and do the best I can."
On the gridiron, Okoroha helped Eleanor Roosevelt to a 17-0 win to begin the season.
"If everybody plays together on my team, nothing should stop us," he said. "We're smart, fast and physical. I'd put our offense up against any team out there. We have one of the fastest offenses around and should be competing for the state title this year.
"As for me, I've done pretty well. Going both ways, I have to get in better shape. I'm playing tight end and safety. On offense, I'm doing a lot of blocking and have even gotten a bunch of pancakes, but I really love to hit somebody and fly around on defense. I think I had four tackles last week."
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