Costello lands more major offers

K.J. Costello had another incredible week picking up offers and the 2016 quarterback is completely happy with how his recruitment is going.
Last week, the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic standout landed offers from USC, UCLA and Arizona State and all three will be seriously considered as Costello looks at things over the next couple months.
"With UCLA, I went out to their camp and I performed really well," Costello said. "Ever since then it heated up. I started talking to coach (Noel) Mazzone and I got on the phone with (Jim) Mora a few times. They were probably trying to feel out my personality.
"After the camp, they were on a three-week dead period so we planned a date to come up and visit with my family. That was a couple days before they offered."
It was a similar situation with Arizona State and USC as well. Costello, rated as the third-best pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class by, has had extensive conversations with both staffs and finally the offers came through.
"ASU was kind of the same deal," Costello said. "I was talking to them for a while and we planned that trip at the end of the month because we had a five-day break. I felt pretty comfortable about them.
"With USC, I've been talking to coach (Clay) Helton for a long time and I've been building a really strong relationship there along with talking to coach (Steve) Sarkisian. They got in contact with me and that's how it went down. It was definitely a very good week."
So far, Costello has been offered by those three programs along with Alabama, Boise State, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon State, Tennessee and Virginia. Stanford is also seriously involved and he's already taken three trips to that school.
No decision is imminent but Costello said he'll take the next few months to do even more research and figure out which situation works best for him. Local visits are expected and he's considering trips back to Michigan and Alabama as well.
"I have all the options I really want," Costello said.
"Now it's time to do my research like I've been doing and narrow it down. There is no timeframe still. When that time's right I'm going to make the decision when I feel it. All focus is on the season and I'm kind of seeing where my gut goes in these next couple months."
In seven games last season, Costello had 1,965 passing yards and 18 touchdowns.