Pierre Cormier said prior to the UCLA junior day that he was highly interested in the Bruins and after his unofficial visit on Sunday the San Diego (Calif.) Madison running back is even more serious about the Pac-12 program.
"I enjoyed it a lot," Cormier said. "I liked the campus a lot and the coaches are really cool.
"They were showing a lot of love and we saw what they'd be doing on offense a little bit and I liked that so it does give me a lot more interest. I was interested before and now I'm a lot more interested."
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A commitment is being considered but Cormier said he wants to be patient with the recruiting process and not rush into a decision. UCLA definitely made an impression on the 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect but he's not ready just yet. He wants to see what else happens in his recruitment over the next few months.
"I liked the school and I thought the coaches were really cool," Cormier said.
"They said they were bringing something new to UCLA. I like what they're trying to do and what they're trying to change. They were talking about where they were at before and what they're about now. I like how they're going about things so it was really good.
"I got a chance to talk to the running backs coach and coach (Jim) Mora so it was really good. I had a good talk with both of them and they were filling me in."
UCLA, Boise State and Oregon State have offered Cormier, who finished with 1,471 yards and 20 touchdowns in his junior season. He averaged more than eight yards per carry and also caught two touchdown passes.
Cormier said the UCLA coaching staff wasn't pushing him to make a pledge but made it clear they want him in their recruiting class.
"They were kind of talking about (committing) but not pushing me," Cormier said.
"I would like to (commit) but I want to wait things out. I don't want to make an early decision. I would like to commit to UCLA but I still feel like it's still early to do that."