But then when coach Rick Neuheisel was fired, Westbrook decided he wanted to take some official visits.
The four-star tripped to SMU last weekend and enjoyed his time in Dallas.
"The trip went really good," said Westbrook. "It was very interesting. It was a nice campus and a nice city. The people were very friendly."
Another Southern California currently at SMU hosted Westbrook.
"Dontae Levingston who played at Narbonne, was my host," said Westbrook. "And I hung out with a lot of the other guys from L.A. there."
Westbrook also talked extensively with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, himself a Southern California native.
"Coach Klemm was who I was with most of the time," said Westbrook. "He's a real cool guy and a really good coach."
It was the first official visit for Westbrook and he plans to take a few more.
For now, though, Westbrook says he remains committed to UCLA.
"I still plan on going to UCLA, and I stay in contact with (interim coach) Mike Johnson," said Westbrook. "I'm still committed and I am really interested in going there despite the coaching situation. I've just been really thinking about it and talking about it with my family and even though I still am committed to UCLA, I want to take my trips."
Westbrook said a final decision will come in the new year.
"By late January, I'll have my final decision and be fully locked in," said Westbrook.