Nico Falah has named five favorites but he might not be any closer to his decision because the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman has heaped praise on all of the programs.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound four-star prospect said UCLA, USC, Cal, Oregon and Oklahoma have made the cut. The local schools definitely have specific things that Falah likes so far in the recruiting process.
"My relationship with (UCLA offensive line) coach (Adrian) Klemm, I have the best relationship with him out of all the coaches and early playing time is also looking good," Falah said.
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"It's SC, that's all you need to say but other than that I can do great things there, be the best and compete with the best every day and I just have a good feeling with everything there."
Falah, rated as the No. 12 offensive tackle and No. 119 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said Cal especially stands out because it's one of the best schools in the country plus the football program is solid.
"It's the No. 1 public school in the country," Falah said. "If you go there you're set for life."
The Oregon and Oklahoma coaching staffs have made a big impression on Falah and the four-star said both programs are still seriously in the running.
"(The Oregon) coaches have visited me the most at my school out of all the others," Falah said. "Early playing time is possible but I need to earn it by competing.
"I like (Oklahoma) a lot. I always watch them on television and I have a good relationship with (offensive line) coach (Bruce) Kittle."