USC commit Michael Hutchings (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) gets most of the praise, fellow linebacker Victor Egu (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) is a star in his own right. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker has offers from over 15 schools and recently narrowed things down to a top eight.
Egu is focused on his senior season and leading the Spartans to a fourth straight state championship. While the season is his first priority, Egu has been working to identify the few schools that he feels will be the best fit for him.
Egu plans to take his visits after the season and says Washington, Cal, UCLA, Notre Dame, Oregon, Boise State, Arizona State and Yale will all be considered for official visits.
The four-star has been to Washington and Cal on unofficial visits and plans to utilize his official visits on schools he has yet to see.
"I know that I'm going to visit Oregon, Arizona State, Yale and Notre Dame for sure. I'm not sure about the last one yet" Egu said. "I haven't been to those schools and I am curious to know how things operate and what their campus environments are like."
Washington, Notre Dame and Oregon have all been consistently towards the top for the No. 38 player in California.
"With Washington, Coach Lupoi is a De La [Salle] alum and they have a good thing going in Seattle. Notre Dame speaks for itself. They have the tradition and the academics to match anyone" Egu said.
Oregon is the other school that has always been up near the top for Egu and he has a number for reasons for that.
"First of all, they have an incredible program with a lot of stability among the coaching staff. It's not too far from home either" Egu said. "I have friends that go to school in Eugene and they all have nothing but the best to say about things up there."
While the Huskies have their ace recruiter working to convince Egu to head to Seattle, the Ducks have some strong ties to the Northern California powerhouse as well.
"I talk to the coaches at Oregon all the time. I talk to [LB coach] coach Pellum every week and [defensive coordinator] coach Alioti any chance I get. Coach Alioti is from around here and his family has been a part of De La Salle for a long time."
During the season, Egu plans on watching as many college games as he can in an attempt to get a better idea of how teams run their defense and where he thinks he would best fit.
"Coaches will tell you a lot of things but seeing what their teams do on the field is the best way to get an idea for how you would really be used. I'll keep watching the games and take my visits at the end of the year" Egu said. "By that time, I should have a pretty good idea of who is standing out."