Aaron Cochran is one of the top offensive tackles in the West and the Atwater (Calif.) Buhach four-star prospect is looking forward to working out at the Asante Trenchmen Academy later this month.
Cochran, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound prospect, wasn't aware until last week that he would be working out in Southern California but he's excited about the competition and the coaching he'll receive from coach Eli Asante and his staff.
The Asante Trenchmen Academy will be held March 16-18 at Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul.
"I didn't know I was going there until last week and I don't know what to expect as of right now but I'm going to try to participate as much as I can," Cochran said. "I'm looking forward to it."
Recruiting also picked up even more for Cochran Thursday morning when he landed his sixth offer from UCLA. The Bruins have been in contact with Cochran but he still doesn't know too much about the new coaching staff.
The four-star said during one of his camps in Southern California he could stop by to take an unofficial visit at UCLA and meet the new coaches.
"I've been talking to Angus McClure a little bit but I don't know much about the staff yet," Cochran said. "Probably when I go to some camps down there I'll stop by UCLA. I'm pretty happy with how everything is going right now."
So far, Cochran has landed offers from UCLA, Cal, Colorado, Notre Dame, Washington and Washington State. He said the Cougars are aggressively recruiting him and he hears from Washington assistant coach Tosh Lupoi all the time.
Something else that will be a draw in Cochran's recruitment is that his brother, Matt, signed with the Golden Bears last recruiting cycle. Matt Cochran is a three-star center who had numerous Pac-12 offers as well.
Cochran, rated No. 98 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he plans to be patient throughout the recruiting process and doesn't foresee making a commitment anytime soon.
"I'm going to wait a lot longer until I make a decision," Cochran said.