Cyphers Plans to Camp at UCLA

The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback, Malik Cyphers, will camp with UCLA this summer...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback Malik Cyphers (5-10, 170), is ready for spring football to get started.

Cyphers has been in contact with a lot of coaches who plan to stop by Oaks this spring, to get a chance to see the three-star.

"A lot of schools have been talking with me and a lot are coming to see me in spring ball," said Cyphers. "I'm enjoying it while I can and it's an honor and I'm blessed to have them come check me out."

Cyphers said the majority of the schools are from out West, with a Big Ten school also showing interest.

"San Diego State, California, Oregon State, San Jose State and UCLA from the West Coast and then Michigan came in the picture and I've been hearing from them," said Cyphers. "I've been shocked with some of the schools I've been hearing from, schools I never thought I'd see."

Last weekend, Cyphers visited UCLA for their spring practice, their first in pads.

"UCLA was wonder and just seeing a college practice, seeing what it's like and that atmosphere was crazy," said Cyphers. "A lot of my former teammates were out there, and seeing their hard work pay off, those guys push me so it was great seeing them have a successful career."

Cyphers played with Jordan Payton and Ishmael Adams at Oaks Christian and on the 7on7 circuit, as well as a few other current Bruins.

"It was good to see Ishmael, Jordan, Randall Goforth and Devin Lucien," said Cyphers. "I played with all of them and it's just great to see them doing well."

Cyphers got his first offer from SMU two years ago, when Adrian Klemm was coaching with the Mustangs. While the Bruins haven't offered, he did get a chance to talk to Klemm.

"I talked to Coach Klemm a little bit and he was saying that they want me to come to their camp and want to see what I'm about," said Cyphers. "Coach Klemm knows what kind of player I am but I understand the other coaches want to see me more."

Cyphers said he'll camp at UCLA and he also has a few more schools in mind, but hasn't ironed that out yet.

"I haven't finalized it yet but I'm going to get together with my dad and make sure we have the right schools. There are a lot I want to see for myself. Some camps interfere with track so I want to get out there after track."

Brandon is in his ninth 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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