Van Dyke Planning UCLA Visit

The four-star receiver from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks, Alex Van Dyke, will officially visit in fall...

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Alex Van Dyke (6-4, 195), has offers from all over the country, and while the four-star doesn't have a top five or short list just yet, there are four schools he's certain he'll be taking official visits to.

"I don't have them scheduled yet, but I'm in the process of doing that," said Van Dyke. "But I'm going to, not in any order, UCLA, California, Oregon and Oregon State."

Van Dyke said he will be taking all five trips, but is leaving the fifth visit open, either for a new offer that could come in fall, or to a fifth school from an already received offer.

"I haven't decided which school it will be yet," said Van Dyke.

Van Dyke camped at USC in June and the Trojans have been showing a lot of interest in him, but they have yet to offer.

The four schools he does plan to visit have all offered, Cal the first to offer, Oregon State not long after, UCLA doing so early in the spring and then Oregon right as the evaluation period ended.

"I don't really know if one school is recruiting me harder than the others, but they all really are recruiting me hard," said Van Dyke.

Cal and UCLA have both gotten unofficial visits from Van Dyke already but his trips to Oregon and Oregon State will be his first.

"I went up to Cal for their Junior Day and saw their campus and their new jersey's and that was real cool," said Van Dyke. "I went down to UCLA for an unofficial visit and the coaches were really inviting and the campus is beautiful and Marcus Rios (a former Cosumnes Oaks teammate) is there."

All four of the schools have made an impression on Van Dyke.

"All of them have good coaching staffs and appealing offensive play," said Van Dyke.

While his team camped at Oregon State, Van Dyke was playing AAU basketball, which has taken over much of his summer, especially in July. Named to Cal-Hi Sports "All Grid-Hoop Team," Van Dyke, who's also a state track qualifier, is strongly considering playing two sports in college, but football is still the priority.

"I would like to play basketball in college, but it won't determine if I go to a school or not," said Van Dyke. "Football is what I'm pursuing."

Academically, Van Dyke is a 3.75 student and already got a qualifying score on the ACT. He will take the SAT in the Fall.

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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