It was a foregone conclusion Oklahoma would make Phil Picciotti ‘s top four given the Perkasie (Pa.) Pennridge linebacker has an official visit set for early June to Norman, Okla.

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The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Picciotti also made plenty of visits in the spring which led to his top four also included Auburn, Nebraska and Michigan .

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Picciotti will look to visits in June as he moves towards an expected summer decision, and there are several things he is looking for in a program.

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“I need to have a strong connection with coaches because I am going to be there for four years,” Picciotti told 247Sports recently. “Education is a really big part in my decision because football ends at some point. I want to compete at the highest level. I want to play early, make an impact early. I want the opportunity to play early.”

The first official on Picciotti’s schedule is June 3 to Oklahoma. It will be a return visit and give him a chance to spend more time learning about the community and the school.

“When I was there, I felt like a priority,” he said recently. “The energy coach (Brent) Venables brings and the mindset he brings is something I am looking for in a college coach. Also, the campus is beautiful. That’s what I liked about Oklahoma.

“(Practice) has a super high intensity and they get a lot of work done.”

It was in late March when Picciotti was on Michigan’s campus. He took in a spring practice, and a discussion with coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with him.

“They’re a very solid team and they are very intense practice wise,” Picciotti said. “Coach Harbaugh is a really good guy, really easy to talk to. When I was there, we talked for a while, me and my parents. Their linebackers are really good.”

Nebraska also made an impression on Picciotti when he visited for the spring game. The atmosphere on campus and the idea there are no major sports teams in the state appealed to Picciotti.

“I think it is cool they don’t have any pro teams so Nebraska football is legit the main thing there,” he said. “Everybody is a fan of Nebraska football. Any time there is a game of anything, it is a huge event.

“It’s a change of scenery from where I am at and other places I’ve been. It’s flat, but the city areas they have are really nice. It is a nice area.”

Auburn offered in mid March and made his top 12 list of schools earlier this spring.