Offers are slowly trickling in for Daquawn Brown and one Pac-12 school has taken a slight edge in his recruitment.
Brown, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound three-star cornerback from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey, said this past weekend at the IMG Madden 7-on-7 West Regional in Redondo Beach, Calif., that Washington State is the frontrunner.
It's important to note that Brown made that comment before Arizona State offered later in the weekend but he said his relationship with Washington State assistant coach Dennis Simmons is playing a big factor.
His cousin, former three-star linebacker Jeremiah Allison who's also from Los Angeles Dorsey, signed with Washington State last recruiting cycle and that's an influence as well.
The Cougars did an outstanding job closing in Southern California last cycle and they're back after some of the top talent again.
"Washington State is my leader right now," Brown said. "I feel more at home with coach (Dennis) Simmons. He checks on me a lot, I'd say like three times a week, and my cousin Jeremiah Allison is going there.
"(That Washington State signed a lot of California players) doesn't affect me but I'll feel more comfortable with some of the guys going up there."
So far, Brown has offers from Arizona State, Cal, San Jose State and Washington State and he said Washington and Oregon are showing a great deal of interest.
Even though Washington State is considered his early leader, things could definitely change because Brown does not expect to make a decision any time soon.
The Los Angeles Dorsey prospect said he wants to wait things out as long as possible before making his decision just to make sure he's exhausted all possibilities in his recruitment.
"I'm going to wait it out as far as I can," Brown said.
"I still have a whole season ahead. It's not stressful. It's everything I expected. This is what I get. I play hard and this is what I deserve."