UCLA Coaches Visit 3-Star OL Francisco Perez

Dec. 15 -- Despite his commitment to California, Baldwin Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Francisco Perez took an official visit Washington State over the weekend and hosted UCLA for an in-home visit...

Baldwin Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Francisco Perez has been committed to California since July, but that's not stopping other schools from trying to flip him.

The three-star visited Washington State Cougars over the weekend then hosted UCLA on Sunday night before the dead period.

"Washington State was great," said Perez.  "It was great to see a new place I had never visited before.  They have a good atmosphere and it was a good experience."

Perez was hosted by Eduardo Middleton on the visit and spent a lot of time with the Cougar coaches.

"We hung around the coaches and I was mostly with Coach (Ken) Wilson and Coach (Clay) McGuire," said Perez.  "And Coach (Mike) Leach and I got a chance to talk on Saturday.  He's great.  He was straight forward with me and he answered all the questions I had."

Perez will visit Cal in January, either the first or second weekend after the dead period, and has locked in an official visit to UCLA the last weekend before Signing Day.

"I'm going to UCLA on January 29th and Coach (Jacob) Peeler wants me to come the second weekend in January," said Perez.

UCLA made their last in-home visit before the dead period with Perez on Sunday night.

"The in-home with UCLA was great," said Perez.  "We talked with Coach (Demetrice) Martin and Coach (Adrian) Klemm.  They were mainly talking with my parents and were just connecting with them and getting to know them.  They just wanted to talk with my parents.  My parents were excited.  We had a big meal prepared."

Perez said the Bruin coaches made a big impression on him and his family.

"They loved it and we're feeling a good connection," said Perez.  "They're recruiting me hard and building a great relationship as well.  They message me every day."

Meanwhile Cal is doing everything they can to hold on to him.

"Coach (Brandon) Jones came by two weeks ago for an in-home," said Perez.  "I was pretty happy about Coach (Sonny) Dykes staying.  I'm looking forward to going on my visit there."

For now, Perez will lay low.

"I'm still committed to Cal, I'm just going through the process and making sure," said Perez.  "I might still take one more visit somewhere, but I'm not sure. It might just be Cal and UCLA."


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