Raymond Ford picked up his fifth offer from UCLA recently and the Bruins could be one of the favorites but the Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback could still take his time - and maybe go on some official visits - before making his decision.
UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and SMU have now offered Ford, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect who finished with 45 tackles and five interceptions in his junior season.
He has shined at multiple camps this off-season including the UCLA camp, the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and the Asante Trenchmen Academy.
"Recruiting is going well," Ford said at the Big Man on Campus Under the Lights 7-on-7 Tournament last week prior to getting that UCLA offer. "I'm just waiting for the right team, just weighing my options and looking for the right environment for me.
"No one is sticking out. Everyone is the same right now. I need to look more into the schools and everything before I make my decision or who my top three schools are going to be."
Ford said no matter what he plans to take some official visits during the season but wasn't sure of any destinations yet. Staying in California or venturing out a little bit are both options that he's considering especially since he has offers from schools in four different states.
"I'd like to see outside of California but if the schools here are offering good things or they're looking for me to play early I'm going to stay here," Ford said.
"It doesn't really matter. I'm not scared to go out or anything."
His UCLA camp experience went well and Ford is definitely considering the Bruins moving forward. The Serra standout told Rivals.com he has to talk over his newest offer with his family before making any decisions.
One thing to consider is that Ford and Serra teammate Patrick Wooten definitely want to play together in college. The team that offers Wooten could have a serious edge in the recruitment of both prospects.