Wicker Will Camp with UCLA

The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end, Joseph Wicker, will take his recruitment to Signing Day as he awaits offers from the local schools...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Joseph Wicker (6-4, 265) is in to double digits for offers, from schools spreading the country.

"I have 11 offers," said Wicker. "Miami, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, Washington State, SMU, Fresno State, Colorado, Colorado State and Oregon State."

The one-time Washington commit is also hoping that the local schools get involved with an offer soon.

"I like USC and UCLA a lot and they both have talked with me about coming to their camp and probably getting an offer there," said Wicker.

UCLA has been by the campus this spring and Wicker talks with a couple Bruin coaches fairly regularly.

"I talk to the defensive coordinator, Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich and with Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu a lot," said Wicker. "Coach Polamalu recruits Long Beach Poly. I'm going to camp with them. We'll see what happens."

At USC, several coaches are on Wicker, and he's plenty familiar with them, having committed to Steve Sarkisian and Johnny Nansen when they were at Washington.

"I talk to Coach Nansen and Coach Sark the most, but also I've talked with the new d-line coach (Chris Wilson)," said Wicker. "They haven't really told me the timing of an offer, but they want me to camp with them too. I went to their spring game and some of their practices and I like the vibe there."

Meanwhile, Washington remains heavily in the picture.

"I love the campus and the environment at UW," said Wicker. "I talk to Coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski and talked to Coach Pete (Chris Petersen) the other day."

Yet Notre Dame is the school most aggressively after Wicker.

"Coach (Mike) Denbrock and Notre Dame are recruiting me the hardest so I definitely want to check them out," said Wicker.

Despite once making an earlier commitment, the four-star said he'll take all the time he needs this time around.

"I'll decide at my school on Signing Day," said Wicker.


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