Humphreys Breaks Down L.A. Visits

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive tackle Connor Humphreys took trips to UCLA and USC this past weekend. Find out if the visits were enough to put either team in his Top Five…

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive tackle Connor Humphreys headed south to Los Angeles this weekend.

"It was pretty good, I loved it down there," said Humphreys. "The only bad thing was my sunburn (laugh)."

While in Los Angeles, he took unofficial visits to both UCLA and USC. Both programs have already offered and made a big impressions over the weekend.

"USC… Coach Summers is recruiting me," said Humphreys. "I loved it down there. It is a great campus, great facilities and great coaches. An amazing school."

"UCLA… Coach Spanos and Coach McClure are recruiting me," said Humphreys. "I didn't get to see weight room or facilities, but I saw the campus overall, I could see myself going there. Practice was fast paced; it was amazing and they look like they are trying to win a national championship. I can see myself being a part of that."

Both programs seem to be using a similar tactic to recruit the 6'5" 265lbs lineman.

"Coach Kiffin was talking about graduating early, coming down to practice in the spring and compete for a starting job as a freshman. He sees me playing as a freshman," said Humphreys. "Both schools see that... but UCLA doesn't want me to graduate early."

Regardless of what either coach desires, it appears Humphreys won't be enrolling early anywhere.

"For my high school, it is not possible to graduate early," said Humphreys.

With both schools already near the top of his list, was either able to take an early lead in the cross town recruiting battle?

"No, neither school separated themselves," said Humphreys. "I have to get down there again this summer and get another look at both. I want to see everything again, get to know the coaches better for sure."

Humphreys plans on taking his time to make a decision, but it sounds like both LA programs will be in the mix when he does.

"They are pretty high up there, they are both schools I am going to see again," said Humphreys. "They are in my top five for sure, now I just have to see what other schools will make it in there."


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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