Ratliff Talks UCLA Junior Day

Etiwanda (Calif.) receiver Bobby Ratliff talked about last Saturday's visit to Westwood, the schools he's hearing from and when he would like to make a decision...

Etiwanda (Calif.) receiver Bobby Ratliff (6-2, 185), was one of a handful of prospects to visit UCLA last weekend for one of the Bruins' mini-Junior Days.

"Junior Day at UCLA was really and it's a good school," said Ratliff. "I liked their practice and I like their coach, Coach (Rick) Neuheisel. He seems like a good guy."

Ratliff also got to take a tour of the campus he was visiting for the first time.

"I like the campus, it's more of a school-type area and not just a big city," said Ratliff. "I like how the first thing there is academics, and you have good options on classes. We got to meet the professors too."

Ratliff has previously visited two other Pac-10 schools, for camps, during the summer before his junior year.

"Last summer, I went to Oregon and Cal for their camps, and I was the MVP of the Cal camp," said Ratliff. "I'm going back to Cal's Junior Day and 1-Day Camp. They told me if go to their 1-Day Camp, so they could see me, there is a very good chance they'll offer me. Oregon said the same thing."

And Ratliff said a Mountain West school could be on the verge of offering him.

"My coach said that New Mexico told them this week they could be offering me soon," said Ratliff.

For now, Ratliff's top five has Cal, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska and Michigan.

"I don't really have a number one right now, I'm just seeing what comes to me," said Ratliff. "I'd still like to make an early decision, at least before my season starts."

Ratliff has primarily been an offensive weapon for Etiwanda, but he plays corner, and said he's open to playing that in college.

For camps, Ratliff is going to the Scout.com Combine, the Nike Combine, Cal and Oregon's camp with more potentially scheduled.

As a junior, Ratliff caught 45 passes for 617 yards and five touchdowns, ran and threw for another one and added 18 tackles and two picks defensively.

Academically, he's doing fine, carrying a 3.0 GPA and set for the SAT in the spring.

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