Chancey Aghayere, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound five-star defensive end from Garland, Texas, has previously said he was going to make his announcement on Sept. 17, which is also his birthday. Apparently, he's pushing back this decision so that he can take another official visit before making up his mind.
"I have a visit set up to Florida for September 15 and then I plan to take one more trip on September 22 before I commit," Aghayere said. "That's my plan. I'd like to take a couple trips in September and just get it done. I don't plan to wait too long though.
Aghayere, ranked the No. 5 player in the Southwest and the No. 6 defensive end nationally by Scout.com, has already visited Texas, Oklahoma and Louisville, so it would seem that it'll be either LSU or Notre Dame that will get that September 22 visit.
"The main thing for me will be seeing how many guys they have in my position and seeing how early I'd be able to play. I'm also looking for good team unity."
In addition to Florida, Aghayere also likes Texas, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Louisville and all of his favorites have offered (over 30 total). "They are all pretty even," he said. "I haven't really sat down and thought about who I like the most or anything yet. I'm just focusing on my team right now."
Growing up, Aghayere said he always liked Texas. "I watched them a lot growing up and they were always my favorite team," he said. "I really like (wide receiver coach/assistant recruiting coordinator) Bobby Kennedy. He's a down-to-earth guy and we get along really well.
"I've also always liked their rivalry with Oklahoma and have been watching that game forever," he said. "Oklahoma has really good tradition too and they are always a top team."
Despite growing up a fan of the Longhorns, Aghayere says his favorite conference is the SEC. "That's what I like about Florida and LSU," he said. "They are both in the SEC, which is the toughest conference. Florida won the national championship last year and LSU always has a great team too. Also, Louisiana is close to Texas which is nice, but it's not gonna make a difference. I like Notre Dame too and they are really far away.
"I just like the tradition at Notre Dame and that getting a degree from them is like graduating from Harvard or Yale or any of those Ivy League schools."
Garland plays their first game on Sept. 1 versus Allen High School.
He reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 900 SAT.