Jameel Owens, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound, four-star wide receiver from Muskogee, Okla., said he now favors LSU, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Florida. All have offered and he continues to deny a leader.
"It's a race and right now they are all even," Owens said.
"I want to make sure I fit in with all the coaches and the players and be totally comfortable," he said. "I just want to take my visits and see how everything goes. I'm thinking of making my announcement at the Army All-America game (in San Antonio, Texas) in Jan."
Owens, ranked as the No. 11 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, will be taking his first official visit to LSU on Oct. 20. "LSU is No. 1 in the nation right now," he said. "They are playing really good and I'm just really impressed by how well they are doing right now. They played a really tough one against Florida and got through it. Both the offense and defense are really tough.
"I also really like my recruiting coach (recruiting coordinator for the Tigers) Josh Henson," he said. "He's a good guy and he's from Oklahoma too so we can relate to each other well."
Owens says he'll be visiting Tennessee in November and says he's got trips set up with Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Florida as well. "I don't know the exact dates because my coach has them, but I know I'm visiting Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Florida back-to-back-to-back in December."
He's already attended several Oklahoma State games (against Texas Tech and Florida Atlantic) and won't visit the Cowboys officially, as they are less then two hours from his house. "I really think that Oklahoma State is an up-and-coming program," he said. "I think they'll be pretty good in the future.
"Oklahoma already has a great program and they've been doing really well this season," he said. "I know they lost to Colorado last week, but they are still a young team and have a new quarterback so they'll be getting even better. Also they always recruit well."
Owens attended the Sooners versus Miami game on Sept. 8.
"Florida is another school that has a great winning program," he said. "Coach Urban Meyer is a cool person and a great coach. Florida is a little farther away and I haven't been there yet. I'd like to check them out and see what it's like. Distance won't be an issue. As long as I'm comfortable, I'll go anywhere."
As a wide receiver Owens says that it's the Texas Tech offense that has piqued his interest. "They have a great offense and always have really good quarterbacks," he said. "I like how they air it out and get the receivers the ball a lot."
Another offense that has impressed Owens is Tennessee's. "They always have a good team and their offense is great too," he said. "They like throwing the ball."
Owens has had over 500 yards receiving and six touchdowns in helping his team to a 4-2 record.
He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 22 ACT.