Derik Calhoun took an unofficial visit to UCLA and did not know he was going to get offered but was pleasantly surprised when the Bruins came through with one.
UCLA joins Utah and Washington on the offer list for Calhoun, a 6-foot, 215-pound 2014 linebacker from El Cerrito, Calif., who is also hearing from some other heavy hitters as well.
The trip this past weekend to see UCLA destroy Arizona excited Calhoun and he said it was a great time meeting more with the coaches and getting a feel for the players.
"It was nice down there," Calhoun said. "I got to see the pre-game. It was me, my dad and my brother. We got to go in the locker room and there were some players I knew like Kenny Walker. The coaches were very excited and seeing the game was a good experience.
"I would say it was kind of a surprise to get offered. I thought they wanted me to go down so they could see me but they came to one of my games. That was surprising, too. Once they said I got the offer I was kind of amazed."
It's still far too early in his recruitment for Calhoun to make any decisions but the Bruins definitely impressed him during the trip.
They'll stay under serious consideration as Calhoun wraps up his junior season.
"I think they're a good team," Calhoun said. "I like their coaches a lot. The coaches are very exciting people and they're pretty cool, too. I like the players and their team chemistry is really good."
Calhoun has the two other Pac-12 offers and he said interest is coming in from Tennessee, Auburn, Florida State and many others.
"There is a lot of mail," Calhoun said.