Chaz Ah You had no qualms about naming UCLA one of his frontrunners earlier this month at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament in Las Vegas and that sentiment didn’t change following an unofficial visit to campus last weekend.
The four-star prospect from Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake met with assistant coach Demetrice Martin on Sunday, receiving the customized treatment as the Bruins made their pitch for the No. 1-rated safety in the West.
“I had a great one-on-one visit with coach Meat at UCLA,” Ah You told Bruin Report Online. “It was very impressive. He didn’t say anything about their board at defensive back, but he did tell me I was a top priority.
“Coach Meat made a video of me that showed plays I made and then plays that his safeties made last year. It was really cool. He showed me exactly how I fit into what they are doing and that my style is what they are looking for. He even had plays of me that were not on my highlights and showed the footwork he is looking for. It was way cool. We talked a lot about scheme, too, which I liked.”
Oregon and Stanford drew stops last year and also figure to be prominent players in his recruitment, but the Bruins appear to have surged out front heading into the spring evaluation period. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Ah You has a visit lined up to Notre Dame this coming weekend, and it should be interesting to see if the Fighting Irish join the chase with an offer.
Ah You’s father recently joined the recruiting staff at BYU, but the Scout300 prospect mentioned that would not affect his decision.
“It was pretty much coach Meat and coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo on campus and Sunday was their day off, so it was nice of them to make time for me and my dad,” Ah You said. “After Sunday there’s really nothing more I need to hear from them, but I definitely want to make sure I make the right decision.
"Right now, I’m just keeping everything equal with every school because I really want to take my time to see where the best fit for me will be. I probably won’t narrow anything down until after the summer.”
Ah You was credited with 48 total tackles, including three sacks, and two interceptions in eight games as a junior last season. He also caught 26 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns after playing quarterback as a sophomore.