Amon-Ra St. Brown has already warmed up to the idea of staying home for college -- something his two older brothers didn't do -- and there could be another suitor that might make that a reality.
After recently stating his interest in nearby USC was high, the five-star wide receiver from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei made a stop by UCLA late last month and said the Bruins are once again in contention.
"I really like coach (Jimmie) Dougherty and coach (Jim) Mora," St. Brown said last week at the Passing Down Best of the West tournament. "When I visited, we talked a little and they showed us the new facility they're building. It was nice. I think they've got a great coaching staff. I like the coaches a lot."
The nation's No. 1-rated receiver in the 2018 class and No. 11 overall prospect in the Scout 300 maintains that he's still looking at every school on his list. But St. Brown also wants to see the field early at the next level and said UCLA, which didn't sign any receivers in the 2017 class, is appealing in that regard.
"They told me I could come in there and have a fair chance at starting early," St. Brown said. "The only receiver they've got now that's potentially in the NFL Draft is Jordan Lasley; the rest are young. They told me I could come in next year and make a difference. We didn't get a chance to go in the film room and look at plays because I had to go, but if I get out there again we could get into that stuff."
The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect also got a sneak peak at the new facility that should be completed this summer.
"The facility they're building is one of the nicest in the nation; it's not finished yet, though, so I might go visit again once it's finished," St. Brown said. "It looks sick."
The Bruins added a big commitment from four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson last month and St. Brown said the signal caller wasted no time in establishing contact.
"He reached out to me and told me he'd like to have me as one of his receivers," St. Brown said. "In 7-on-7 stuff he looks great. I haven't really seen him in pads, so I'll see how he does when we play him [this season]."
Elsewhere on the recruiting front, St. Brown said he'd like to get out to Stanford, where his brother Osiris signed, this summer. That's just one of the potential destinations.
The Trojans have been making as strong a push as any other program and St. Brown has certainly taken notice.
"SC is still looking good," he said.
St. Brown was credited with 60 receptions for 1,229 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior last season.