UCLA Heavily On Ihenacho

The Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety, Glen Ihenacho, said UCLA is recruiting him hard...

Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety Glen Ihenacho (6-0, 187), doesn't have any immediate plans to make a commitment, but has honed in on a handful of schools.

"I've kind of narrowed it down to Cal, Colorado, Miami, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Hawaii," said Ihenacho. "I'm going to visit some schools, aside from the local schools and the surrounding schools. It's not a final list though, because a visit could really change my perception of a favorite."

The one school Ihenacho is certain he'll visit officially is Miami, and he's hoping to visit Colorado, Cal and Washington unofficially this summer.

"Miami is the one I know I'll take, and the rest will be determined later," said Ihenacho. "I might go out to Colorado with my brother (who played for the Colorado coaches at San Jose State) unofficially this summer. I'm also trying to get up to Washington with a friend and to Cal before we start practice."

Ihenacho said that one school was recruiting him the hardest was a local school.

"UCLA is recruiting me the hardest," said Ihenacho. "Coach (Demetrice) Martin is really recruiting me. They like me as an interchangeable DB, either corner or safety."

In fact, Ihenacho said that's been a common theme, with several schools seeing him as an interchangeable part of the secondary.

"Some schools like me as an interchangeable DB even though I favor free safety because it's my most natural position and where I'm comfortable," said Ihenacho. "It's all as a DB, but it's safety, nickel or corner. Colorado sees me as anything in the secondary, Miami as a safety, Cal at safety and Washington as a nickel."

With 17 players on the Serra roster with FBS offers, Ihenacho said that each of the Cav players are giving each other space in the process.

"The recruiting process is not stressful and we're all going through it," said Ihenacho. "Nobody really pushes each other one place and no one is really recruiting each other to a school. It's not at all that we don't want to play with each other. We just all respect each other to make our own decisions. We all are looking at it differently and we all have our own comfort zone."

And Ihenacho said they are all on the same page when it comes to the season, where the Cavs have possibly the most loaded roster in the West and are looking for a second straight state title.

"We've just started our dead period and we've got a couple of weeks until we get into pads, but we're ready to get this season going," said Ihenacho.

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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