Bruins Check Out Pickett

UCLA went to see the El Cerrito (Calif.) 2014 cornerback, Adarius Pickett, on Friday and the Bruins are staying in regular contact with the Scout 300 member...

El Cerrito (Calif.) 2014 cornerback Adarius Pickett (5-11, 180), got his second Pac-12 offer over the weekend, and the Scout 300 prospect thinks more schools could be getting into the mix in the coming weeks.

"A lot of schools are coming along right now, and a lot just wanted to see some junior film," said Pickett. "I'm hearing the most from Cal, UCLA, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan, most of the Pac-12 really. Arizona State is another school, Boise State, Oregon and Vanderbilt likes me as a safety. A lot more are coming in too."

Utah had first offered Pickett during the summer and then Cal offered Pickett on Saturday night, after he had attended the Bears' game against UCLA.

"The offer from Cal was mind blowing," said Pickett.

Pickett also had UCLA coaches at his game on Friday night, there to check him out as well as two other teammates in the Scout 300 for 2014 and a third teammate, Marcellus Pippins, who UCLA has offered out of the 2013 class.

"UCLA, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal and Oregon, I keep in contact with them like every week," said Pickett.

Pickett was named DB MVP at Stanford's camp this summer, and said the camp circuit prepped him for his junior year, and beyond.

"I learned a lot at the camps, and I performed well at the Nike Camp (in Oakland) and at the Stanford camp, so I'm going to get back out to the camps this spring and get my name out there a little more," said Pickett. "It's really helped me this season too."

Pickett said that despite Vandy liking him as a safety, his heart is at corner.

"I want to play cornerback and kick returner," said Pickett. "If I grow, I could play safety, but corner is where my heart is."

Pickett grew up near Berkeley, but said that growing up, he never had a dream school, enjoying college football while watching all programs.

"Growing up, I never really had a dream school," said Pickett. "I liked watching everybody play. So now I look at it like it's a business decision. I'm open to going anywhere. Close by, or far away, I'm open to anyone."

Pickett has plenty of time until he'll sign anywhere, so he's in no rush, but he does have an ideal time frame in place.

"I would like to make an early decision next summer so I can get it out of the way before my senior year," said Pickett.

On the season, Pickett has 40 tackles and an interception.

Academically, he has a 3.7 and will take the SAT in November.


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