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Costello waits on local offers

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K.J. Costello threw great passes all camp long, loved working with the UCLA coaches and said he should be talking about their interest in him soon.
The 2016 quarterback from Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic had another fantastic showing at the UCLA Camp this week and said it was great spending time with the coaches and getting a better feel for the program.
"It was awesome," Costello said. "I haven't had too much contact with UCLA so it was good to get up here and work with coach (Noel) Mazzone, meet and talk with him. I had a great time. It was important for me to get out here.
"We'll be in contact this following week. We'll see where that goes."
Costello, the quarterback MVP of the RCS Northern California, has picked up major offers and now has Alabama, Boise State, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon State, Tennessee and Virginia on his list.
The Santa Margarita standout did not attend the USC Rising Stars Camp but he recently worked out for the staff and he thinks it looks promising with the Trojans as well.
"I went down there on (June) 14 and it was just me and Ricky Town," Costello said. "It was a full-on workout and everything went really well. They have some 2016 guys coming in and they're planning on offering maybe only one more guy so they're going to evaluate those guys and see where we stand."
Costello is fresh off a massive unofficial visit tour that took him to Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Florida State. All the trips stood out in one way or another and the 2016 recruit said it would be unfair to single out only one team.
"It was awesome," Costello said. "Watching all of them on TV, kind of getting a feel for all of them, it was important for me to go out and see the coaches and the environment. The environment is kind of key at those big SEC and Big 10 schools, just big-time football. It was definitely important for me to go check it out.
"Michigan was unbelievable. I sat down with academic advisors to see what they want out of their athletes. Alabama was unbelievable. Tennessee was great. All of them really blew me away."
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