Oluwole Betiku transferred to powerhouse Gardena (Calif.) Serra from Maryland for his junior season and things are going well so far.
"It's been good," Betiku said. "I like the program. I'm learning a lot. It's a lot different."
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound three-star in the 2016 class has also seen his recruitment expand into new windows with more Pac-12 schools getting involved.
Betiku has already taken unofficial visits to USC and UCLA and said while things are still preliminary with both schools there is definitely mutual interest.
"USC just needs my transcripts and then they want to see me play some games this year," Betiku said. "It's really good. I like the school and they're really nice. I just like the coaches at USC.
"The d-line coach at UCLA (Angus McClure) really stood out to me. I like his workout program. He's still training Datone Jones who's in the pros and he knows what he's doing."
So far, the 2016 four-star prospect has been offered by Maryland and Hawaii. Betiku said Penn State has also shown a lot of interest and that he really likes first-year coach James Franklin.
"Other schools that are recruiting me when I was back on the East Coast I got a chance to visit Penn State and Maryland," Betiku said.
"Those were the only two I had a chance to visit. Maryland is a nice school. I like coach Randy Edsall. They were the first to offer me. I like Penn State, too. My dad went there and I really like coach Franklin. Penn State is a linebacker school and I want to be a linebacker so I like Penn State."
Because he transferred from the East Coast, Betiku is keeping all his options open in terms of college location. He could definitely stay in California or return closer to home.
"When the time is right, wherever is best for me, that's where I'll go," Betiku said.