Brandon Beaver has emerged as one of the better cornerbacks in Southern California for the 2012 class and now more colleges are starting to take notice.
SMU is the latest offer for the Compton (Calif.) Dominguez prospect and he said Washington is starting to show a lot more interest. UCLA, Fresno State, New Mexico and New Mexico State have also verbally offered.
"They just came to the school and talked to my coach," Beaver said of SMU. "When they came I wasn't there and my coach had told me they offered. They're just interested and they wanted to offer."
Washington could be a school to watch for Beaver, a 6-foot-1, 176-pound prospect who said late last week he was thinking about driving to San Diego to watch the Huskies practice in preparation for their bowl game against Nebraska on Thursday.
The Huskies haven't offered but Beaver is excited because he likes the program a lot and wants to hear more as the off-season continues.
"My interest level is getting kind of high with Washington," Beaver said.
"They came a couple times to talk to my coach and they invited me to their bowl practices in San Diego. I'm supposed to be going to that. I like how they came to my school. My interest level is definitely going up."
UCLA has been considered the frontrunner and Beaver said the Bruins are definitely one of his favorites but the Dominguez recruit is in no rush to make a decision.
Since so many other programs are getting involved, like Washington, Beaver wants to see which schools offer before he makes a commitment.
"UCLA still stands out but I'm keeping my options open," Beaver said. "I'm just waiting."