Bruins After McIntosh

The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade safety, Jojo McIntosh, has UCLA on his short list and will decide early his senior season...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade safety Jojo McIntosh (6-0, 185), continues to target early September for his decision.

"I'm still planning to take my visits, but I've said all along that I want to make my decision in Week One," said McIntosh.

Chaminade will play a Week Zero game, against Venice, and McIntosh should have his decision ready for when they face Valencia.

And right now, three schools are on the short list for the three-star.

"UCLA, Boise State and Washington State are the three most recent offers and those are the main three," said McIntosh. "Right now, I'd say they're all pretty equal. They're all recruiting me the same."

McIntosh, who also has offers from Colorado State, San Jose State, UTEP and Wyoming, said that Miami, where his teammate Brad Kaaya is committed, and Minnesota, are also recruiting him aggressively, and thinks an offer could be coming.

"I've been talking to Miami, talking to the DB coach and he said he really likes me," said McIntosh. "Coach (Jay) Sawvel at Minnesota is recruiting me and we've been keeping in touch. I'd say that UCLA, Washington State and Minnesota, even though they haven't offered, have been recruiting me the hardest."

Washington State assistant Ken Wilson is recruiting McIntosh with Jimmie Lake recruiting him for Boise State and Demetrice Martin and Angus McClure for UCLA.

"I haven't been up to Washington State but I'm trying to schedule an official visit there," said McIntosh. "I went up to Boise State for their summer camp and stayed up there for three days. It was nice and beautiful and I like all the coaches and the community atmosphere."

McIntosh camped at UCLA last month, where he earned a Bruin offer, and was at a number of spring practices and plans to visit again this summer.

"That was my goal going into the camp, to get an offer," said McIntosh. "After working at it, I got the offer and it was exciting for me and my family. I went to around four spring practices and the camp but I'm going to visit the school again and talk with Coach Martin and continue to build a relationship with him. Coach McClure recruits my area and I talk with Coach Mora too."

McIntosh said he plans to visit the three top schools and would like to visit Colorado State as well.

"I'm leaving the last one open just in case I get a new offer or someone sees me my senior year and offers," said McIntosh. "I think I'm going to take all my visits during the season."

McIntosh said he could play either safety or corner in college, but thinks safety will be where he settles at the next level.

"Everyone is recruiting me as a safety, but when I get to college, I could move around if I need to," said McIntosh. "But I'm most likely going to play free safety."

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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