The spring evaluation period has been busy for Royce Freeman and that's important because the Imperial, Calif., four-star running back plans to narrow his list soon and some programs have emerged as favorites.
The 6-foot, 210-pound Freeman said it's still too early to determine which teams will make the cut and others could pop up on his list of frontrunners but so far UCLA, Oregon and Florida intrigue him the most as his recruitment continues.
"(Oregon) is a great school," Freeman said. "I have a great relationship with coach (Gary) Campbell and everything. I like what they have to offer and I like talking to them. They're definitely one of my favorites."
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The Bruins and Gators also intrigue Freeman, a big, bruising running back who finished with 2,482 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns on 201 carries in his junior season.
"UCLA wants to make me a part of their team and a big player there," Freeman said. "They like the fact that I have a good attitude.
"With Florida, it's the SEC and their success at that level is big."
Recently, Freeman said coaches from USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State and Wisconsin have stopped at his school during the spring evaluation period. Out of that group only USC has not offered yet and Freeman is still unclear where he stands with the Trojans.
"They haven't said much," Freeman said. "They were just there and they couldn't really talk to me. They didn't really tell me much yet."
Freeman's next step is to narrow down his list. A timetable has not been set for that but the Imperial running back hopes to get it done soon.
In total, Freeman lists offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington and Wisconsin.