Holiday Checks Out UCLA

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills defensive back Dechaun Holiday has established himself as one of the high priority recruits out West and checked out one of his early leaders on Saturday...

Dechaun Holiday had a big junior season and is now considered one of the elite corners out West. He made a big move in the recent 2015 Scout 100 and is now ranked the No. 11 corner and No. 79 overall prospect in the country.

Holiday attended USC's Junior Day two weeks ago and picked up an offer from the Trojans. On Saturday he took a visit to UCLA to see what the Bruins had to offer.

"I had a great time at UCLA," Holiday said. "I got there around 10:30 and stayed until 3:00. This was my first time on campus there and I loved the campus and the whole setting down there. We took a tour and there was a lot going on with people playing sports and having a good time.

"I spent a lot of time with all the coaches and really enjoyed talking with Coach Mora and Coach Martin. Coach Mora is a really cool guy and I already have a great relationship with Coach Martin, he was one of the first guys to offer me. We talked about the defense and how I would fit in and overall, I have a really good vibe with UCLA right now."

As for how the two L.A schools compared with each other, Holiday said he wasn't ready to make that call yet.

"It's too early to tell to be honest," Holiday said. "I want to go back and see both schools again before I say anything. I'm sure I missed some things on both trips that could change my opinion so I don't want to come out with any leaders, I don't want to jump the gun just yet.

"I don't have any other unofficial visits set right now but I do want to check out a few other schools. If I feel solid about a school, there's a good chance I could commit over the summer before my senior year. If not, I'll go through the process and take some trips. I'm not in any hurry but if I know what I want to do, I'll go ahead and make an early decision but I'm not there yet."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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