Well if you just call you`re inviting the O.R. into the pot. You will have position during the hand but you might want to consider getting it HU with either a 4-bet or a shove.
You could also fold, AK vs a raise and a shove probably means you`re up against at least one pair and a call is commiting over 30% of your stack. Online I`d definitely consider the fold but live where you are dealt far less hands p/h and I`m guessing the structure is a little more rapid you probably should get involved.
With the last little nugget of info about the guy singing your praises I`d be tempted to jam it and clear the O.R. out of the pot.
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