Spur-of-the-moment unofficial visits are out of the question for Fred Ulu-Perry. The whole living-in-Hawaii thing kind of prohibits those. His evaluation of interested schools takes a little more planning. That's not to say he isn't doing his homework, though.
He's taken a few unofficial visits already. And now it seems there are a few more in the cards.
"My summer is planned out already," Ulu-Perry said. "I'm doing a combine ouyt here on May 31. Toward the end of June, I'm flying out to California for USC's rising stars camp. I'm going to stay out there for the UCLA camp. Then I'm flying home and getting ready to go back for the Nike Opening.
"Oklahoma is on the edge of offering me, too. They want me to set up a time to visit them, so I want to."
An interior offensive line prospect at Honolulu's St. Louis High School, Ulu-Perry currently lists nine scholarship offers, the most recent of which came from Washington. The invitation from the Huskies surprised Ulu-Perry, who is still attempting to learn about the program.
"Washington was just kind of talking to me," Ulu-Perry said. "They came to my last day of spring ball and told me to keep them on my mind, but I didn't; expect an offer. Then it came. I know a lot of guys from the island that went there. I know they're a pretty good school and a pretty good team, but that's all."
Ulu-Perry names no favorites in the process and says he doesn't plan to make a verbal commitment until after he takes all five of the official visits allotted to him by NCAA bylaws this fall. And while he doesn't speculate on which schools may get visits down the road, he doesn't mind discussing the programs that are recruiting him the hardest.