Nathan Proctor

New Name on UCLA's Radar: Nation's #11 OLB Nathan Proctor

Oct. 7 -- UCLA has started recruiting the nation's No. 11 outside linebacker, Nathan Proctor from Maryland, and Scout has the details of where UCLA stands with him...

UCLA is back on the East Coast, recruting the No. 11 outside linebacker in the nation and trying to entice an official visit.

Nathan Proctor, who plays at Indian Head (Md.) Lackey, is in touch with Bruins linebacker coach Scott White.

"I talk to them but I do not know much about them," the 6-foot-2, 217-pound Proctor said. "They want me to come out there but I have not made any plans yet."

Although Proctor is yet officially to trim his extensive offer list, Penn State, Virginia TechMarylandPittsburgh and Tennessee are among the schools he speaks with frequently.

"I pretty much talk equally to everybody," Proctor said. "I watch a few games (on Saturdays) but not many. Saturday is really a block of free space for something other than football."

Proctor put much of his recruitment on hold for his senior season. He is yet to make any in-season unofficial visits, and he said he will not make official visits until his season is over.

One of Proctor's mentors and trainers, Corey Wimberly, said Proctor's schedule and the time difference between Maryland and Los Angeles make it a bit more challenging for the two sides to speak. UCLA is yet to offer, but White wants Proctor to visit campus.

"They did ask him to save an official visit for them, and I'm sure all that will get ironed out after the season," said Wimberly, co-owner of Fast Track Recruits. "Right now, with him being in school, them being in season, and being on different coasts, they are communicating now and just trying to get to know each other."

Most of the contact is through direct messaging on Twitter.

"He's interested in UCLA, and it seems like there is interest from coach White," Wimberly said. "He is the position coach, so he is the one (reaching out)."

Although Proctor does not know which schools he will officially visit, he told Scout recently he has an outline for what he is looking for in a school.

"I need a family-like basis, a (good) coaching staff and academic staff," he said. "I want a place that is going to back their athlete and see him as family member and not just another athlete."

Proctor plans to announce his decision on signing day.

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