Raymond Davison recently got his first Big Ten offer and it has quickly become his favorite.
Northwestern offered the Encino (Calif.) Crespi three-star defensive end and Davison said he wants to visit soon. The Wildcats have moved to the top of his list and he's excited about where it might lead.
"They're probably my No. 1 right now with how everything is going," Davison said. "It's just a great school. I have a lot of friends and family that live out that way. It's kind of one of those special schools.
"The other school I really wanted to go to was Stanford and since that's not looking like it will work out that's the next Stanford-type school. They have a great academic program up there and of course the football is good. It's feels like a brotherly atmosphere and that's what I'm looking for."
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound recruit said he's hoping to schedule an official visit to Northwestern soon but nothing has been planned yet. He hasn't considered committing soon but if he visits with the Wildcats and it's a homerun then Davison could be ready to decide.
"If things go that well I may commit but I don't plan on committing unless it's mind-blowing," Davison said.
The Crespi standout will head to Colorado State this weekend for its matchup against Hawaii and he's bought into what the coaching staff has told him about the program.
"At first I wasn't really interested in Colorado State but after talking it over with the coaches they're really committed to me," Davison said.
"It seems like a place I'd like to visit. I've talked to the coaches and they're really good people. They got me to see Colorado State is not just a program in the middle of nowhere it's actually a good program and they're on the rise."
In total, Davison lists offers from Boise State, Colorado State, Iowa State, Navy, Nevada, Northwestern, San Diego State and Wyoming.