Breland Brandt spent last week camping at UCLA and USC and both were valuable trips for the 2016 standout.
The Los Angeles Windward prospect who could play defensive end or outside linebacker first spent time at UCLA where he worked out with position coach Jeff Ulbrich. It went really well, Brandt loved the campus and the Bruins are definitely a major contender in his recruitment.
"It went really well," Brandt said. "I was able to get there a little early and kind of have a one-on-one workout with coach (Jeff) Ulbrich and that was really cool. I learned so much from him.
"Afterward at the camp I did the first session and then I got a tour of the locker room and the rest of the campus and it was really good."
There is no question UCLA is in good position with Brandt, who said though that it's still really early in his recruitment and he's not ready to make a commitment.
"I feel really comfortable talking with them," Brandt said. "They do show me a lot of attention. When I get there, it feels like all of their attention is on me and I like that feeling. It's a nice feeling."
Brandt's visit to UCLA went well. His trip to USC was just as good.
"USC went really well also," Brandt said. "I really enjoyed working with coach (Justin) Wilcox and him basically teaching me the ropes of being an outside linebacker at USC. That was pretty great.
"I got a chance to learn a little bit of the scheme and learn what they run there in that program. It's about as equal with USC and UCLA. They're both recruiting me very hard."
The 6-foot-3, 208-pound recruit has already been offered by UCLA, USC, Alabama, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Miami, San Diego State, Utah and Washington. There has been a lot of chatter that the Bruins hold the edge in his recruitment but the 2016 prospect said it's too early to name any leaders.
"I'm still taking my time," Brandt said. "I don't plan on committing early or anything like that."