But Tuesday became twice as nice when UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland offered Honeycutt a scholarship.
Honeycutt did not verbally commit. According to sources, UCLA now joins USC and Arizona State as his favorite schools that have offered him a scholarship. Those same sources, though, are indicating that UCLA is the favorite among those three.
Other sources are indicating that UCLA is also close to offering a scholarship to Anthony Stover, the 6-9 center from La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance.
It's been thought for some time that if UCLA offered Stover the Bruins would quickly move to the top of his list. Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, USC, Stanford and Connecticut have already reportedly offered Stover.
The first portion of the July evaluation period ended yesterday. It's now a dead period until July 21st, in which college coaches cannot have face-to-face contact with a recruit. They can, however, contact a recruit by telephone or by e-mail.
The July evaluation period starts again July 22nd, when three big tournaments simultaneously converge on Las Vegas, with literally every recruit in the country participating.