An interesting thought for you to consider is you may potentially lose more weight as you grow in size. I know there has been a lot of "cannot cut and bulk" which is true for 99% of people. But I'm saying for an increase in LBM will in turn burn more calories and thus use more fuel.
So perhaps bulking up will cause you to lose in turn.
I had a friend like this. Used to be a tub of fat while growing up then started to lift a lot. Granted, you still can't wash clothes on his abs, but he slimmed down a lot since he muscled up. He has an enormous upper body (and lower too but most focus on the upper) and that causes your waist to look even smaller. People don't stare at 13% bf if you're carrying around 20" guns.