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The Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon running back, Xavier Menifield, has ties to UCLA...

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon running back Xavier Menifield (5-9, 190), has one offer, but he's hoping to add more to the mix in the coming weeks.

"Air Force offered me, and I was kind of expecting it, but it was still somewhat of a surprise," said Menifield. "It's absolutely exciting though because you wait for it your whole life and to finally know you got one is a relief."

Aside from the Falcons, Menifield has heard from UCLA, Oregon State, Utah, Cal Poly, Army and Colorado State, who've all dropped by his school.

Menifield grew up a fan of one of the local schools, was family ties to that program.

"Both of my parents went to UCLA, so ever since I was born, I've liked them," said Menifield. "Coach (Angus) McClure is recruiting me and I'm going to their 1-Day Camp on June 10th."

In fact, Menifield said he prefers to stay in the West, but is open to everyone.

"It would be nice to go and play in the Pac-12, but I'm willing to play anywhere," said Menifield.

Menifield doesn't plan to make any decision anytime soon.

"I think I'm going to wait things out for a while," said Menifield.

Menifield is in the middle of track, doing some sprints but focusing primarily on the long jump, and he'd like to continue his track career in college along with football.

Academically, he has a 3.4 and took the SAT earlier this month.

As a 2011 junior at Sierra Canyon, Menifield ran for 1,511 yards and 28 touchdowns and had 369 yards receiving with six touchdowns, despite rarely playing in the second half during a 15-0 season that saw Sierra Canyon win the CIF-SS title and the CIF State Small Schools championship.

Brandon is in his eighth year with 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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