Kansas State has been on Arlington Bowie's Demonte Hood for several months and the 6-foot, 290 pound defensive tackle said he is close to making his college decision with National Signing Day just 10 days away.
"I like their program," Hood said of the Wildcats. "Everything just feels right."
Hood indicated he has developed a strong relationship with the Kansas State coaching staff and wanted to be sure he felt certain before making a decision.
He is also considering Michigan State, which has shown heavy interest as of late, as well as Colorado State and said he is waiting to see if additional offers came his way.
"To be truthful, I would love to play in the SEC," Hood said. "But it's all about football and there's just as much competition in the Big 10 or the Big 12."
The 6-foot, 290 pound Hood racked up 60 tackles this season (seven for loss) and two sacks while dealing with a knee injury that kept him sidelined for three games.
This past season, he helped Bowie reach the Class 5A Division I regionals, where the Volunteers fell to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll.
Hood said he is working to make sure his standardized test scores were in order but felt confident he would qualify.
Trinity OL Lutui decommits
Euless Trinity offensive lineman Hiva Lutui has decommitted from UCLA, according to a report by ESPN.com's Recruiting Nation.
The 6-foot-4, 280 pound Lutui had been committed to the Bruins since August and according to the report, he decommitted during his official visit to the campus last weekend.
Lutui is scheduled to visit USC this weekend before making a final decision. He visited Utah in December.
The Bruins currently have commitments from two other local players as Lutui's Trinity teammate, safety Laiu Moeakiola, has been committed since October.
All Saints quarterback T.J. Millweard gave his pledge to new UCLA head coach Jim Mora earlier this week.
Local recruits on visits
Several high-profile local recruits are taking official visits with two weekends left before signing day.
Zack Sanchez, ATH, Keller Central - Baylor commit visiting Waco this weekend, will visit Oklahoma next weekend
Aaron Curry, DL, Keller Fossil Ridge - uncommitted and visiting Nebraska this weekend
Polo Manukainiu, DL, Euless Trinity - former Oklahoma commit visiting Baylor this weekend, will visit Texas A&M next weekend
Brian Nance, LB, Euless Trinity - Baylor commit visiting Waco this weekend, could schedule another visit for next weekend
-- Matthew Reagan