I put this into the thread relating to Akers visiting in June but figured it may be more appropriate timing-wise here:
I would never doubt birm, but it sounds like Akers is playing to the crowd, and there are a few schools who think they have the leg up:
For example from this LSU article:
'Cam Akers, RB, 5-10, 200, Mississippi
Akers made the trip, with his mother by his side, and it seems that the trip was a major success for LSU. The Tigers running backs coach Jabbar Juluke spent a lot of time with the prized running back, as his wife Denise spent ample time with his mother. The foursome are said to have forged a tight bond that could work in the Tigers' favor down the road. The Tigers appear to be in a two-team battle with rival Ole Miss for Akers' services. The pitch was simple: Come here and play early, with Leonard Fournette destined for the NFL, and be the next great back at LSU. Akers is listening.'
Does it sound like his favorite school is the last school type of thing?