Bruins Holding Steady For Region's Top Safety Chaz Ah You

Jun. 21 -- A cut appears to be on the horizon for the West region's top-rated safety, with longtime contender UCLA still sitting in good position...

Chaz Ah You holds nearly two dozen scholarship offers and has yet to narrow his long list of suitors, but that's expected to change before the start of the season.

The four-star safety from Provo (Utah) Timpview intends to take his official visits before announcing a decision and the next order of business includes a cut.

"Right now, recruiting is picking up quite a bit," Ah You told at All Poly Camp. "I'm hoping to drop a top 10 before the season starts."

USC is a program that has yet to offer but has been showing more and more interest lately. The Trojans had representatives at All Poly Camp where Ah You earned a defensive back MVP award, and there is a chance that they could join the chase sooner rather than later.

“USC gave me some hints that they didn’t want me to offer me because of my [LDS] mission, but coming out here and working out in front of them hopefully has changed things," Ah You said. "I definitely want to clear things up with them. They've talked to me about being a versatile player in the defense where I can come up in the box as well as drop back in coverage."

Michigan also had its entire coaching staff at the event and Ah You said it was a major reason for participating.

"I had never gotten a chance to play in front of them, so the coaches were excited to come out and evaluate me," Ah You said. "I believe I was able to showcase what I can do. They’ve talked to my dad and they told him they see me as a Su’a Cravens type in their defense, which obviously is appealing."

UCLA has been considered a serious contender for quite some time and that doesn't figure to change heading into summer given the interest assistant coach Demetrice Martin has shown throughout the process. Ah You camped with the Bruins last summer and is looking to return to campus after stopping by for an unofficial visit this past spring.

“Everything has been really good with UCLA," Ah You said. "Coach Meat has been texting me every day and coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo, who was out here at camp, too. I’m always in contact with them. My relationship is only getting stronger with UCLA."

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