Brandon Arnold said two schools that have offered him stand out the most but he still wants to take official visits to figure out which program fits him best.
Michigan State and Cal look good at this point for the Encino (Calif.) Crespi defensive back who's seen his recruitment take off in recent months.
So far, Arnold lists offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawaii, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oregon State, Washington State and others.
"I like all the schools a lot but I'd say the two I'm really most happy about are Michigan State and Cal," Arnold said.
"They're both in great areas, both schools are known for their football teams and they have great history and also I like the coaching staffs and the academics they both have."
The Spartans and Golden Bears might stand out the most but Arnold said he's been receiving increased interest from Oklahoma and Washington and he is serious about both programs.
Neither has offered yet but Arnold is hopeful something could come soon.
"The two new schools that are interested in me are Oklahoma and Washington," Arnold said. "They're showing some more interest in me. They like me a lot but they're just waiting it out so I'll see what goes on with that.
"I like both of them. I like the defenses they run. I like Oklahoma because they're known as a big smash-mouth team and Washington is coming up in the Pac-12 so I like them a lot."
Cal and Michigan State are Arnold's frontrunners among the schools that have offered and the Encino Crespi standout wants to see what happens with Oklahoma and Washington before making his decision.
Official visits are being strongly considered but the three-star prospect has not finalized any trips yet.
"I'm still just waiting it out, letting it play out, and I want to see what comes up," Arnold said.