Josh Wariboko says it isn't the only force behind the recruiting decisions he makes, but having the opportunity to play alongside his brother at the college level certainly factors into things in a major way.
It's part of why the Rivals100 guard decided to break his commitment to Oklahoma. It's also part of why he intends to visit Louisville, which recently offered his younger brother, Max Wariboko, a scholarship.
Josh Wariboko (2015) and Max Wariboko (2016) are not a "package deal" so to speak. Josh will consider attending a college without his brother in the fold should he feel strongly about the fit. But, in a perfect world, the duo would stay together at the next level.
"That's the plan," Josh Wariboko said on Thursday. "I wouldn't say it's the complete driving force, but it is the goal to play next to my brother. We definitely have to go out to visit Louisville in the near future. We just don't have a date yet. We'll take it from there pretty much."
For now, Josh Wariboko lists 20 scholarship offers to his brother's one. Invitations trickled in while the elite lineman was committed to Oklahoma, sure. But since he parted ways with the Sooners last week, his recruitment has found a new gear. Tennessee and Penn State have joined the fray in recent days. Ohio State could very well be next.
A lack of options there is not.
"I definitely think things have picked up," Josh Wariboko said. "I kind of feel a 100-percent recruitment from all the schools now. I feel that when I was committed, they weren't all in with both feet. Now, it's picked up a lot."
Josh Wariboko says that, from here, he won't be shy about campus visits. He is yet to formulate a specific plan, but the campuses he plans to see in the upcoming months span the country.
"I'm not sure," he said. "Maybe, like, the SEC schools and out west. The Big 10 and the Big 12, too. And the ACC. I'm still not sure. I don't have a plan.
According to Josh Wariboko, Oklahoma has not been totally eliminated from his recruitment but is not guaranteed a spot on his list when he executes his first cut. Wariboko names no favorites at the time being, but that could change at some point this summer.
"I'll have a better idea which schools I'm really looking at hard after school ends for the year," he said.