West Coast Feeling for Judge

The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker, Cameron Judge, is leaning towards the West Coast...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker Cameron Judge (6-1 ¾, 211) has nine offers on the table, from the Big Ten to the SEC to the ACC and from the Pac-12.

And with Oaks Christian a frequent stop for college coaches during the evaluation period, more could make their way to the four-star in the coming weeks.

"I've gotten offers from UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona, Utah, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Washington State and Duke," said Judge. "Washington said they want to offer, but they want to come out here for spring practice and see my height"

Already this week, Florida and Stanford have been by Oaks Christian, and Oregon, where Judge's father played, is expected during the spring, in addition to the schools that have offered and several more.

"I'm getting a lot of mail from Oregon right now, but they haven't offered," said Judge. "They're going to come by though this spring."

Judge said that UCLA has been the most active in recruiting him.

"I was over at UCLA for Junior Day and I really like them," said Judge. "They offered me there and I spent a lot of time with Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich and Coach (Adrian) Klemm. Jordan (Payton) and Ishmael (Adams), are really working on me hard about UCLA. Jordan has a lot of good things to say about them and he's one of my best friends. I also know Malcolm Jones and Cassius Marsh, I was a freshman when they were seniors, so I feel like if I went to UCLA, it would be an easier transition since I know so many people there."

Judge said he plans to visit Westwood this spring during practice and watch UCLA more.

He's also targeting before his senior year kicks off as when he'd like to have a decision made.

"I want to make a decision before the start of the season, but if I haven't thought about it and don't have a concrete decision, then I'll wait and take some of my visits," said Judge. "I want to take all five, but it depends on if I decide early."

With offers spanning the nation, Judge said he does prefer one part of the country to others.

"I'm leaning towards staying on the West Coast," said Judge.

What position Judge plays in college is still up for debate.

"I want to play outside linebacker, but I've thought about safety if a school wanted me there," said Judge. "If I put on 15-25 pounds, though, I think I'll stay as an outside linebacker. I ran a 4.4 recently so I think my speed is perfect for the outside. My goal is to be around 220 by the time the season starts."

Academically, Judge is at a 3.0 and will take the SAT in June.

Last fall, Judge had 113 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in helping the Lions to the CIF-SS Northern Division finals.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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