Charles Okonkwo has long since infiltrated the WAC and Mountain West conferences. On Saturday he hopes to begin his foray into the Pac-12.
The Summit cornerback with eight scholarship offers, seven of which are from the WAC or Mountain West, has reason to believe he can begin the domino effect in the Pac-12. There is no larger domino than USC, whose camp Okonkwo will attend this weekend.
“USC is pretty close to offering,” Summit head coach Cesar Villalobos said. “They’ve seen him on film but the defensive coordinator and the coaches just want to see him in person. Once that first offer comes in, they’ll all start coming in. He would probably get three of four more from the Pac-12.”
Army’s offer last week was the 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back’s first outside the WAC or Mountain West. The other offers for the senior-to-be consist of Boise State, San Diego State, Fresno State, Nevada, Utah State, New Mexico and New Mexico State. Okonkwo’s current favorite is Boise State, which he has already visited unofficially in addition to receiving an earful from former Summit teammate and future Boise State freshman Donte Deayon.
“Boise State is just real business like and I like that,” Okonkwo said. “But at this point I’m open to anything. USC would be nice. They’re doing big things.”