Nico Falah took his parents to the UCLA junior day on Sunday and it was a wise move for the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive tackle because they all got to meet the new coaching staff there.
They all loved the trip.
"It was a good day down there," Falah said. "We got to spend time with the coaching staff and we got a tour of the campus and it's a really nice campus. We got to see all the facilities and I'm really impressed with the place.
"Coach (Adrian) Klemm is a cool guy. I like coach (Jim) Mora a lot. My family was with me, my mom and my dad, and they both like the coaching staff a lot.
"That is a big influence. All the coaches really care about me as a person and not just a player."
UCLA made a big impression on Falah, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect who's rated No. 216 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com.
The Bruins will definitely be a contender throughout his recruitment but the four-star wants to remain patient and not rush a decision.
"I like UCLA a lot but I'm not going to have a top school or anything," Falah said. "I want to stay open to everything."
Florida and Arizona State continue to show more interest in Falah, who has offers from UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State, San Jose State and Utah State so far. USC, Oregon, Mississippi State, Cal and many others are involved as well.
No other unofficial visits are planned at this time and Falah said the next event he has on his schedule is the upcoming Los Angeles NIKE Camp.