Even with family connections at Stanford, Francis Owusu said it's not a certainty he will commit to the Pac-12 school but it definitely plays a factor as he goes through the recruiting process.
Owusu's brother, Chris, played for the Cardinal and the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian wide receiver said that's an influence but not the only consideration in his recruitment.
"It's definitely a school I'm looking at but it's not a shoe-in right now," Owusu said. "It's not like I'm definitely going to Stanford. That's not the case right now. Stanford is definitely a place I'm super-high on but I'm not all-in for one school."
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Owusu, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound three-star prospect who could move up in the next round of rankings, was recently offered by Houston and Duke.
Those two schools join Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington State and Wisconsin on his offer list.
Since so many schools far from home have offered, Owusu hopes to take some unofficial visits this summer to get a better feel for those campuses.
"I'm going to try to make some summer camps," Owusu said.
"That's what I really want to do. I just want to perform in front of the college coaches to show them what I can do. I'm also really excited about the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge. That will give me a lot more publicity. That will be good for me."
Owusu hopes to possibly visit Florida, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin among others in the coming months. He said even if he makes an early commitment that other official visits are not out of the question during and after his senior season.
"Regardless of whether I commit before my senior season or not I think I'm going to take official visits," Owusu said. "I just want to get out there."