Jordan Payton is starting to set up visits with Michigan, Penn State and Oklahoma on the docket and then the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian wide receiver will figure out his other two later on.
Arizona State and Cal are looking good for those trips, Payton said Saturday night after Oaks Christian lost to Bellevue, Wash. at the Mission Viejo Kickoff Classic, but Texas A&M is also recruiting him hard so it's not out of the question, either.
Being in Ann Arbor next weekend for the Michigan-Notre Dame matchup excites Payton, a four-star prospect who's rated No. 18 at wide receiver, No. 118 in the 2012 class and No. 15 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
"It's huge," Payton said.
"I'm excited to actually get over there. One of my friends goes to Michigan and sent me a photo of the stadium (Saturday) and it got me hyped up. I'm excited to get over there, see how everything is and just enjoy the experience."
Penn State is also coming on strong and Payton said the coaching staff has told him he fits in their offensive system well. Getting to see the Nittany Lions in their final home game against Nebraska is something Payton is looking forward to.
"They usually don't recruit West Coast players but they said I fit in their system pretty well and I have family back East so that helps out," Payton said. "Going for the Nebraska game is pretty exciting."
Payton said he's planning a trip to Oklahoma for its matchup against Missouri in a few weeks and then will settle his other trips later on. Since he doesn't plan to make his commitment until the U.S. Army All-American Game, Payton has a lot of time to think about things.
A former USC commit who decided to open his recruitment back up this summer, Payton said the Trojans are still being considered but that he wants to take visits to do research and find the best fit for him.
"I'm just going to go try and figure things out," he said.