After performing well at numerous camps in recent months, Troy Bacon has seen his recruitment get much busier and a few Pac-12 schools are starting to show more serious interest.
Utah is one of the programs talking more often to the Apple Valley, Calif., offensive lineman and Bacon said he's strongly considering a trip there.
"I want to head up to Utah," Bacon said.
"Utah has caught my eye in the past couple weeks and it seems like a good school and they're in need of some linemen. Colorado has also invited me so I'm just playing it by ear to figure out which would be a better fit."
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect who looked good at the Army National Combine in San Antonio in early January and most recently at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp said he has had good talks with the Utah staff and the need at his position intrigues him.
"There is a need for linemen at Utah and some of the coaches there are pretty cool since I've talked to them," Bacon said.
"It feels like I'm talking to someone I've known for a while. It's very easy to communicate which is a good thing. Being able to talk to somebody and really hold the conversation is a good thing and that's a big thing being able to communicate with them."
In recent weeks, Bacon said his recruitment has picked up a lot. He recently took an unofficial visit to Cal and the Golden Bears have remained in close contact.
The Apple Valley standout is also in touch with Colorado State, Washington State and others.
Because of financial considerations, Bacon said probably one other unofficial visit will be possible this off-season. and that's why scheduling a trip to Utah or possibly Colorado is so important to him.
"It's picked up tremendously," Bacon said. "A lot of coaches are talking to me on Facebook and I'm building a better relationship with a lot of them.
"Price is a big thing. I'm on a financial budget and taking that trip to Cal was pretty good and all but we're looking at a budget so there will probably be one more trip."