Two Pac-10 schools are out in front for Aaron Almond, a defensive back from Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch who has an offer from San Jose State but a busy summer schedule could help him land more.
Washington and Oregon stand out the most for Almond, who said he plans to camp with the Huskies this summer along with going to the USC Rising Stars Camp, the Los Angeles Nike Camp, a Football University event and Gridiron Kings near Orlando, Fla. A trip to Oregon might also happen.
Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State are also involved in his recruitment.
"I have high interest in Washington and Oregon right now," Almond said at a B2G Sports workout in Los Angeles. "In the summer time, the coaches at Washington told me to come check it out.
"The (Washington) coaches tell me how they treat their players up there and how they'll get me ready for the league and that's my future goal. They said they might put me at corner or safety. They really like my highlight tape so I'm looking forward to going up there."
UCLA has been recruiting Almond, an athletic and strong 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospect, the longest and the Bruins are certainly in the picture but Washington and Oregon lead at this point. The Ducks were the second team after UCLA to get involved in Almond's recruitment.
"Oregon was the second school that was recruiting me heavily besides UCLA," Almond said. "I look forward to going up there and checking out their campus. (UCLA) has been recruiting me since I went up to their camp freshman year. That was the first year (Rick) Neuheisel was there."