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Texas safety narrows it to three

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There are kids that take their time and there are kids that want to get the recruiting process figured out as soon as they can. You can definitely put Mesquite (Texas) Horn three-star safety Olaitan Oguntodu in the second category.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has narrowed his impressive list down to three teams and he's going to have his decision made up before the end of his senior season.
"I'm really down to about two or three schools," Oguntodu, ranked as the No. 64 player in Texas by Rivals.com, said. "Right now, it's Oklahoma State, Kansas and Boston College. Those are the ones that I'm talking to the most, and those are the ones that I've got visits set up with."
Speaking of visits, Oguntodu will take his first this weekend to Boston College, for the Eagles' game against Florida State. Oguntodu said Eagle coach Jerry Petercuskie is doing a good job recruiting him.
"He's a really good guy," Oguntodu said. "He's a family guy, you can tell. Plus, I like the academics at Boston College. They're now in the ACC, and just like the Big 12 schools you know the ACC schools will be right up at the top ever year with all those Florida guys in that conference."
But make no mistake, Oguntodu likes OSU and KU.
"Those are still the top two," he said. "I'm being recruited by coach (Dave) Doren at KU and coach (Todd) Bradford at Oklahoma State. I'm going to OSU for the Colorado game, and then I'm going to KU for the MU game."
Oguntodu said he wants to just get the decision done with sooner, rather than later.
"I just want to know what my future is going to be about," he said. "I want to get it out of the way."
Oguntodu and his teammates finally pulled out a victory this past week after dropping the first two games by a total of seven points.
"It felt good," Oguntodu said about the victory over Dallas Jesuit. "The first two games went all the way down to the wire, and the loses took a lot out of you. But to finally win one made a big difference in your outlook on things.
"We've now got Mesquite Poteet, our inner-city rival. So we'll be pumped up for the game and ready to win again."
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