Soesman Still on Bruins' Radar

The Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan safety, Adam Soesman, is still talking with UCLA...

Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan safety Adam Soesman (6-2, 190), holds double-digit offers as he enters a crucial next couple of weeks.

The three-star will visit a Pac-12 school and a Big Ten school that are at the top of his list.

"I'm going to Oregon State at the end of this month and then Northwestern the first week of August, so I'll get to see each of them," said Soesman. "I'll take these two, then figure it out later if I'll take official visits to them because I know I'm planning on a couple of trips."

Soesman, who has offers from Houston, Oregon State, San Jose State, Nevada, Arizona State, Fresno State, Washington State, Yale, Colorado State and Northwestern, is also hoping for two more Pac-12 schools to get involved.

"I've been talking with Stanford a little, and I'm waiting on that one to see how that pans out, and I'm still waiting on UCLA. I did well at their camp and I'm talking to Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich a lot at UCLA."

For now, though, the Beavers and Wildcats are posturing for the top spot.

"I like both schools a lot, but it's hard to tell between Oregon State and Northwestern, so this trip will help give the edge to one or the other," said Soesman. "Coach (Jerry) Brown is recruiting me at Northwestern and Coach (Rod) Perry is recruiting me at Oregon State."

Northwestern, despite its distance, intrigues Soesman.

"Northwestern is a ways away, but I want to go to the best school and if that's where it is, that wouldn't be a problem," said Soesman. "I like Coach (Pat) Fitzgerald a lot, he was actually the one who offered me."

Soesman said he's likely to visit both Oregon State and Northwestern this fall officially.

"Northwestern and Oregon State, I will probably end up officially visiting," said Soesman. "And if things pan out with UCLA and Stanford and either offer, I will take a visit there. I might not get to all of them, but depending on how things go and depending on when I commit, I'd say I want to take at least two visits. I'm thinking about committing before the start of the season, but I want to see what happens with UCLA and Stanford."

Soesman said he's hoping to get up to 195 before the season, and potentially 200 by the start of his freshman year.

This fall, he'll play receiver for Buchanan as well as safety, with Buchanan having a new coaching staff.

"It's a new coach and really a new program, so we'll see what happens with our team, but I'm excited for it," said Soesman.

Buchanan opens its season against Fresno (Calif.) Bullard.

Brandon is in his ninth year with 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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