Tyler Ervin has picked up his first two offers and the Colton, Calif., athlete is hoping for more, patiently waiting for his senior season so he can send more film to coaches.
Hawaii and Utah State have offered Ervin, a 5-foot-10, 167-pound prospect who probably projects as a defensive back and can also contribute on special teams. He was one of the top defensive backs at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and camped at USC and UCLA recently.
There is legitimate interest in Utah State and Hawaii but Ervin, a three-star prospect rated as the No. 69 athlete nationally and No. 85 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, wants to wait things out to see which other programs get involved.
"It's pretty cool," Ervin said of Hawaii. "I checked out Hawaii and some of the stuff on the Internet. I like what they have there. Their program is really stable and they're improving so I like that team and they're catching my interest like that. They're looking pretty good."
Utah State has talked with Ervin about using him on defense and special teams and one of the biggest selling points there is Ervin's growing relationship with tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator T.J. Woods.
"I have a really good relationship with the Utah State coaches," Ervin said. "I talk to coach Woods a lot. He and I have a really good vibe and we're always talking about football. Utah State is a pretty good school. I like them a lot.
"It's real good that I have a good connection with the coach recruiting me. That's real important."
Arizona State, USC and UCLA have been talking with Ervin, who said he's going to wait for his senior season to make a commitment. He likes Utah State and Hawaii but also wants to see if other programs get involved before deciding on a school.
"I'm thinking that I'm going to hopefully get more offers off my senior season," Ervin said.
"I talked to some of the coaches and they tell me they're very excited to see me in my senior season. That's going to help also with my scholarship offers. I'm going to wait it out and weigh my options before I commit."