Breland Brandt is not ready to name any favorites especially since it's still so early in his recruitment but his recent trip to Alabama definitely went well and the Crimson Tide will be up there especially since they offered.
"I went down there for the camp," Brandt said. "I had a great time and I learned a lot. I was able to meet the coaches and get familiar with the outside linebackers coach so that was great. I was able to learn their scheme and how they go about doing things.
"From there I got a little tour of the campus. I saw all the athletic parts of it and I went to the academic side and looked at all that stuff. I was really good. I had a good time. I really enjoyed it."
The Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward 2016 defensive end/outside linebacker said his talk with coach Nick Saban was brief and to the point - Saban likes the way Brandt plays and Alabama wants to be in the mix. The whole trip definitely impressed the Windward standout.
"I basically talked briefly to coach (Nick) Saban and he said they liked the way I worked and he wanted to offer me a scholarship," Brandt said.
"For me right now it's an honor to get a scholarship from them just like it would be from anywhere. Alabama is pretty much the top, top school and for me to get that is an honor.
"As far as committing or where it is in my recruiting, I don't think I would place (Alabama) higher than any other school. I'm still on an even keel and I'm looking at all my choices and all my options and things like that."
So far, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound prospect has been offered by Alabama, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Miami, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington. Brandt said he will camp at USC and UCLA in the coming weeks.
Notre Dame and Vanderbilt are showing the most interest and the 2016 defensive end said those offers might be coming in soon.
"They're recruiting me really hard and I'm hoping they'll offer soon," Brandt said.