Florida DE Interested in UCLA

Wyatt Ray has picked up a handful of nice offers this spring. The 2015 defensive end of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas has his eye on a few, but he's certainly taking a thorough approach to his recruitment...

Boston College, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Cincinnati have all offered Wyatt Ray. The rising senior doesn't think he's near a decision, but of his offers, he's especially liking one.

"In the lead is probably Boston College. I'm going to visit them June 16th-17th. After that, my options will probably stay open," Ray said.

"I haven't really seen the school yet, I haven't been on campus, but the coaching staff has shown me a lot of love. (Wide receivers) coach Todd Fitch, he's a real good dude, (defensive coordinator) coach (Don) Brown, he's a real good dude as well. I just really like their program and what they have to offer. They have a great academic program going on. Obviously, after football, I want to set myself up, so that's one thing that's keeping me real interested."

Because academics are so important to Ray, Syracuse, Wake Forest and NIU have his attention as well. He's building a strong relationship with Huskies wide receivers coach Thad Ward.

"I really have a good relationship with coach Ward, he's a real good guy too. They have a real good program coming up and I see them going far in the future. Also, I know if I go there, I'll have the possibility of playing early if I work hard," Ray said.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pound defensive end is hoping to hear more from the UCLA Bruins. He'll came there this summer and hopes for an offer.

"I really have a lot of interest in UCLA, so hopefully they can gain some interest in me. That'd be cool," he said.

Ray plans to take his time with his decision and he'll be carefully considering several factors.

"Top three things will probably be education number one, the football team number two, how good they are and their record, the coaching staff and all of that. Number three, just the town, a great college town, good campus," he said.

"I'm not the type of guy that wants to commit over the summer and then take officials and maybe fall in love with another school and then decommit and go through that type of deal. I'm going to keep my options open until I take all my visits and then I'll make a decision from there."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Wyatt Ray and his recruitment.

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