Michael Ezeike had a monster showing at The Opening Los Angeles and the scholarship offers have started to roll in, with interest expected to rise even more this spring evaluation period.
The four-star wide receiver from Ontario (Calif.) Colony is up to a dozen scholarship offers but, at the Passing Down Elite 7on7 tournament in Southern California on Sunday, he said two programs are standing out early on in his recruitment -- UCLA and Oregon.
"The coaches (at UCLA) talk to me a lot and they send me letters," Ezeike said. "I'm thinking about (a visit) soon, but I don't know what date yet. I'm definitely going to go out there.
"I want to check out the campus, find out how many receivers are on the depth chart, stuff like that."
Though the Bruins have proximity working in their favor early on, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect said distance from home doesn't matter and neither does a potential position switch down the road.
"No school has offered me for tight end, but I could see myself being a tight end," Ezeike said.
The Ducks became one of the latest offers nearly two weeks ago and Ezeike said he likes what he has heard about the program. He also hopes to get out to Eugene at some point in the coming months.
"They're a really good program and I like the way they spread the ball around," Ezeike said.
"I'm thinking during the season; I'm going to release a top five or top seven on my birthday, Sept. 17th, and then go from there," Ezeike said.