When Rivals.com first introduced you to running back Brian Baucham (5-11, 170, 4.4) from Torrance (Calif.) West earlier this month we let you know how hard it was to track him down, but better late than never as Baucham's stock is now soaring.
Since our first interview with Baucham, he has since picked up his first offer and has set three visits.
"It felt great getting my first offer from Utah," Baucham said. "I'm the first one in my family to ever be offered a scholarship and it feels really good.
Baucham will take his first schedule visit to Utah on January 11th. The second team to offer Baucham a visit was none other than local Los Angeles power USC.
"It felt great when USC offered me a visit," Baucham said. "They are one of the highest ranked schools in the country so it doesn't much better than that.
"USC's coaches are really nice and down to earth," Baucham said. "I have been to two practices and all of the coaches have talked to me.
Washington State is the third team that offered Baucham a visit. He will visit the Pullman campus on January 18th.
"I have heard nothing but nice things about Washington State," Baucham said. "When they called I was like, man I can't wait to visit them and check them out.
"I hear Washington State's campus is really beautiful," Baucham said. "I'm also looking forward to meeting the coaching staff.
"After I take all my visits," Baucham said. "I will have in-house visits as well."
Baucham was Area Player of the Year as a junior in 2006, after rushing for 1,990 yards and scoring 25 touchdowns.
Baucham followed up his that effort by rushing for 1,700n yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. He also had 12 receptions for 150 yards and three receiving touchdowns in 2007.