Bruins Hard After 3-star CB Hicks

May 13 -- UCLA is one of the schools after La Mirada (Calif.) cornerback Elijah Hicks the hardest...

La Mirada (Calif.) cornerback Elijah Hicks (6-0, 185) is now up to 28 offers, with Northwestern and Washington joining the mix on Wednesday.

The Wildcats join more recent offers from BYUFresno State and Air Force and Hicks thinks that Texas A&M could be next to offer.

"Texas A&M said they'll be back and will bring out their DB coach the next time they come out and I'm hearing from them a lot," said Hicks.  

From the schools that have offered, Hicks has a couple of schools standing out to him.

"UCLA definitely, Oregon and Vanderbilt, Washington is really starting to come on, I'm really high on them and then I'm high on the Ivy League schools too, like Yale, Harvard and Penn."

Hicks visited Oregon and Oregon State earlier in the spring.

"I loved the environment up there and felt comfortable there at Oregon," said Hicks.  "Oregon State was the same, they have a good family atmosphere there and they're building some nice facilities."

UCLA had Hicks on campus for an unofficial in April.

"Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin), that's my guy, we get along really well," said Hicks.  "I met a lot of the other coaches, talked to Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) and Coach (Jim) Mora but it's mostly been Coach Meat.  UCLA is recruiting me really hard, probably one of the hardest."

Aside from the Bruins, Vanderbilt, Oregon, Cal, Yale and Colorado have been aggressively recruiting him.

"Colorado, I have a lot interest in them and I'll probably take a visit there because I definitely want to get out there," said Hicks.

This weekend, Hicks is heading back east.

"This weekend, I'll take trips to the Ivy League schools and I'm going to see Harvard, Yale and Penn," said Hicks.

Hicks said that Stanford is picking up its interest in him.

"I'm looking forward to hearing more from Stanford," said Hicks.  "I've been talking to Lance Anderson, their defensive coordinator, and they'll be out in the spring."

Academically, he has a 3.6 GPA and will take the SAT in June.

Hicks said he'll camp with Vanderbilt and Stanford this summer.

And a decision won't be coming from him for a while.

"It will be before Signing Day, but I want to have a better feel for some schools before I make a decision," said Hicks.

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