Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert four-star running back David Oku took his first official visit this past weekend to Louisville.
Oku, who is the nation's No. 90 player, said he definitely liked what he saw on his trip to Louisville, but also said there is other big news when it comes to his recruiting status.
"Overall the trip to Louisville was a lot of fun," Oku said. "A lot of people might think because they lost that might take away from the whole experience, but it doesn't. It was a good time down there.
"My host was Trent Guy. He's a real cool dude. I saw lot of things that were amazing. There was some guy in the stands that had a sign that said 'David Oku, we need you.' I thought that was pretty sweet."
Oku said the only drawback he saw from his time in Louisville was the setting post-game on Sunday.
"It was kind of dead because it was a Sunday game," he said. "It was a little mellow. It wasn't as exciting as it usually is after a game. But that's Ok, I still liked what I saw."
Now to the other news.
Oku said Florida State has been replaced on his list by Michigan – a school he originally removed from consideration a few weeks back.
"It doesn't seem like Florida State really is recruiting me too hard," Oku said. "There are other schools showing me more interest, and I can respect that. Florida State looks like they want to go in a different direction, and that has made things a little easier for me to do the same thing."
Oku said he saw enough from Michigan in the game against Utah to put the Wolverines back on his list. Originally he was concerned about the Wolverines not using their running backs enough, but he did get a good vibe from talking to the Wolverine coaches and seeing how they are a big part of the offense.
"The way I saw how Michigan uses their backs in the spread made me think more about it," Oku said. "Then coach Hop (Jay Hopson) called me yesterday. He told me he was going to recruit me regardless if I was listing them in my top five. That shows they still want me. What's funny is that I had already made the decision to put them back in there after seeing what they can do with their backs.
"I'm now going to take an official visit up there on Oct. 4 when the play Illinois."
Oku is still slated to visit Tennessee on Sept. 19 and Nebraska on Sept. 26. He said he's heard from both staffs and a few new teams are trying to get back in the picture. One team that might have a chance is Clemson.
"I'm looking at Clemson a little bit," he said. "I just talked to one of their coaches, and he was a really cool guy. If things go right, they could get in it. But what I'm most likely going to do is take these visits to these four schools and then come back and take unofficial visits to my top two schools.
"That way I get to look at them again and make sure I'm making the right decision."