Brandon Pili (Brandon Huffman)

3-star DL Brandon Pili Planning Visit Schedule

Nov. 3 -- Portland (Ore.) Westview defensive lineman Brandon Pili has taken one official visit and is looking to lock in the rest of them...

Portland (Ore.) Westview defensive lineman Brandon Pili is still trying to lock in the rest of his official visits.

Pili visited Oregon State on October 15th but had to move his scheduled visit to USC from November to January.

"USC wanted me to reschedule to January to get more time with me," said Pili.

Pili is also planning to visit Colorado and UCLA but both of those visits are still on undetermined weekends.

"It's hard to say when those visits will be because I'm trying to set it up with my family since they're in Alaska and want to come on the visits with me," said Pili.  "So when we can work those trips out with them, I'll take them."

Pili doesn't plan to rush through a decision.

"It's all still so new that I'm still taking it one step at a time," said Pili.  "I'm not going to decide until closer to Signing Day.  Right now, I'm researching all the schools that have offered.  I'm learning more about Colorado, USC and UCLA since they've all offered me."

There could be more Pac-12 offers too in Pili's future.

"It's hard to say which school could offer me next but a lot seem to be interested in me," said Pili.  "OregonArizona State and Washington all could be close."

The Huskies were one of the first to express interest in him and Pili talked with head coach Chris Petersen recently. Washington won't sign a big class so they don't have a lot of available offers, but they've been clear with Pili that he's still on the board.

"Coach Petersen called me and told me that he knows my heart is on the defensive line so they won't try to turn me into an offensive lineman and if they do offer me, it would be as a defensive lineman," said Pili.  "They would be hard to turn down.  They would be one of my top schools for sure.  Coach (Ikaika) Malloe and I have a great relationship."

USC and UCLA were both by his school in October and offered him after seeing him in person.

"Coach (Johnny) Nansen came by the school from USC and then they offered me," said Pili.  "Coach Angus (McClure) came to one of my games and then he offered me to UCLA."

Last weekend, Pili had his toughest test to date, going against the vaunted Jesuit offensive line including Pac-12 bound Jaxson Kirkland.

"He's the biggest and best competition I went against this year," said Pili.  "He's definitely a D-I player, no doubt."

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