Bryce Dixon wanted to make it to the USC-UCLA game last weekend but couldn't find a ride so he just watched the game on television.
Being there would have been neater but the 2014 tight end from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure saw all he needed as the Bruins beat their cross-town rival.
"I couldn't make it down because one of the teammates who was supposed to be taking me got hurt and that was my ride so I couldn't make it down," Dixon said.
"I watched the whole game. I'm really impressed by UCLA. I like the way they handled USC and the things they do for the tight end are really cool. It looks like I'd be getting the ball a lot."
UCLA has already offered the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect and Dixon has made it no secret the Bruins are high on his early list.
The Ventura St. Bonaventure standout especially likes the new coaching staff and how UCLA utilizes its tight end.
"I know they're doing a great job," Dixon said. "They're doing a lot to help the kids and I like how they're coming up as a really good school. I know I like them a lot and I know my dad does, too.
"I don't have any number for them but they're really, really high on my list. They're definitely top three for me."
So far, Dixon has landed offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Miami, Ohio State, UCLA and Washington. Many others especially in the Pac-12 are showing interest.