Hale bonding with Martin

2014 Bellflower (Calif.) Bosco defensive back Naijiel Hale gave FOX Sports NEXT the latest update on his recruitment... plus check out highlights of the four-star in action at IMG's 7on7 in Southern California.

2014 Bellflower (Calif.) Bosco defensive back Naijiel Hale has nine offers and says two standout to him.

"[California] and Arizona," Hale said without hesitation. "I like the new coaching staff and I can use the degree [from Cal] to go really far. Also, with Arizona I like their new staff and the had an 'ok' season last year and they're going to build around [head coach Rich Rodriguez]."

The 5-foot-11 170 pound recruit continues to hear from UCLA and USC on a consistent basis and is confident offers from both schools could be on the horizon.

"I think USC is pretty close," Hale explained. "I think they're more close than UCLA but I think if one offers the other one will."

Hale isn't planning to take any more unofficial visits this summer since already visiting Arizona and Arizona State.

The four-star recruit is planning to take all five of his official visits in the fall. He says he'll be setting the destinations soon.

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