Dillon Faamatau recently took a trip to see UCLA's preseason practice and according to Norwalk, Calif., coach Jessie Ceniceros things went really well.
No offer has come in from the Bruins yet but Ceniceros said after the UCLA coaches saw Faamatau in person that there is definitely more interest.
"We went last week," Ceniceros said. "We took him on Thursday because coach (Eric) Yarber wanted to see him out there. They were really excited about him. I don't think they realized how big he is. We're just kind of waiting to see what happens with offers for him."
From what Ceniceros has heard from the UCLA coaches, the Bruins could offer if Faamatau plays well in the first few games this season. That would definitely be a major consideration if the UCLA offer comes in.
"The coaches said first couple games they want to see how he does," Ceniceros said. "They were really impressed with the way he looked. He's massive, man. He's just a massive kid and he just turned 17 years old so he still has a lot of growing to do."
There is absolutely no question that an offer from UCLA would be huge in Faamatau's recruitment. The three-star defensive tackle is highly interested in the Bruins and if an offer comes then they would have to be considered the frontrunner.
"He would like to be close to home," Ceniceros said. "It's been a dream of his to play for UCLA so it would be a win-win situation for everybody."
One official visit is already planned for the 6-foot-4, 280-pound three-star recruit. Faamatau plans to take a trip to Washington State on Oct. 4 when the Cougars host Cal.
Many other schools including Arizona State, BYU, San Diego State and Fresno State have also gotten much more involved in Faamatau's recruitment in recent weeks.