Derek Babiash received some friend requests on Facebook from various coaches and soon after the Poway, Calif., defensive back had his first offer.
Oregon State offered the 6-foot, 173-pound cornerback who helped his team to an undefeated season as a junior and Babiash is expected to visit with the Beavers sometime in April. Poway finished 12-0-1 this season.
"It was pretty exciting," Babiash said.
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"I got added on Facebook by a couple coaches and I called them one day and they just offered me. It was mostly film. They said they really liked my film a lot.
"I know they're a really good school and they have what I want their academically. I want to be a sports trainer."
Babiash, who is also hearing from UCLA and San Jose State, will visit Oregon State in a couple months to see if it might be the right fit.
This weekend, the Southern California prospect is going to the UCLA junior day and he's definitely excited about the trip.
The Bruins haven't been talking to him much but Babiash said they're an early favorite so he wants to see what the new coaching staff thinks of him. It's still early in his recruitment, especially because he only has one offer, but UCLA does stand out at this point.
"Right now UCLA would be my favorite," Babiash said. "They're talking to me a little bit but not as much as some others."