Adam Soesman has two unofficial visits planned in the coming weeks and they could be crucial in determining his future home.
The three-star defensive back from Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan will visit Oregon State in the next week or so and then head to Northwestern in early August.
Soesman said those two programs have emerged as the two frontrunners and these visits could go a long way in figuring out where he might play his college football.
"Those are my top two right now," Soesman said. "I really like both of them.
"Those are going to be really important. It's going to be good to get up there and see the campus, the facilities and meet all the coaches in person."
It seems too close to call between Oregon State and Northwestern for Soesman, who recently worked out at UCLA's camp, but the Clovis Buchanan standout has raved about Northwestern's academic prowess and that could play a factor moving forward.
"They're both great football programs but Northwestern also has the great academics and that's really, really important to me," Soesman said.
"That's one thing I do like about them. They're both great schools and getting up to both of them will really influence my decision.
"I want to take some officials but we'll see what happens. If I go there and really love it I might make a decision but we'll just have to wait and see."
Arizona State, Fresno State, Houston, San Jose State and Washington State have also offered. The Sun Devils were considered an early favorite but have since slid in his recruitment.