<b>Chris Horton</b>, the big-hitting safety from Louisiana, tripped to UCLA before the coaching change was made. He's had more interest from other schools since, but says he still likes UCLA...
Chris Horton, 6-2, 190, 4.48, New Orleans (LA) De La Salle, is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the South. He said he has received another offer and still has four visits to take, but he is still very interested in UCLA
Horton now has offers from UCLA, Tulane and Arkansas. "I am going to Arkansas on Friday. They offered just the day after I spoke with you in December," he said. Asked if the Razorbacks were his favorite school, he said, "It's between Arkansas and UCLA."
Asked if he had a chance to talk with new UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell, Horton said, "Not yet. I am looking forward to talking to him though. I haven't heard from anyone from UCLA since the new coaching staff was there. With the dead period ending I expect to hear from them. I'm not in any big rush. As long as they call since they are one of my top schools."
Horton has an aunt living in Los Angeles, which would make a move to L.A. quite a bit easier. "I talk to her a lot. She still wants me to come out there." When he was on his official visit to UCLA in early December, Horton's aunt gave him a UCLA shirt to take back home. "They don't sell UCLA clothes out here in Louisiana." When he got home his older brother confiscated the shirt and has been wearing it. "He walked out on the street and everybody was looking at him like ‘Man, where did he find a UCLA jersey?' He was telling everybody it was a throwback jersey that my brother brought back for me from California."
With his second visit set for Arkansas, Horton also has visits scheduled to Tulane on January 17th, Clemson on January 19th and possibly Washington on January 31st. "I like Washington, but they really haven't made too much contact. They offered a visit though." Horton said he is in no hurry to make a decision. "I'm keeping an open mind, and I may not be able to make a decision until signing day."