Jason Gibson is sure three programs will make his top five and the Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra defensive end is working on finalizing that list before making a decision later in the season.
Oregon, UCLA and California will definitely make the list, Gibson said last week at the NIKE 7on Tournament in Beaverton, Ore., and the 6-foot-3, 212-pound prospect added USC, Florida and others are also under consideration for official visits.
"Right now I'm just trying to work on my top five and settle down and then make it official and then come to a decision later in the season," Gibson said.
Cal has been considered a favorite for Gibson, a four-star prospect rated as the No. 7 weak-side defensive end nationally, No. 143 in the 2011 class and No. 18 in the California state rankings.
The Golden Bears are still in good position to land him but Oregon is moving up the list and the Bruins have jumped in the picture even more now since he's been talking to the coaching staff.
Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State and others have offered Gibson but the predominant thinking is that Cal, Oregon and UCLA are on top with USC and Florida behind those three programs.
"Oregon jumped in but Cal is right there because we already have that relationship," Gibson said. "People are kind of battling it out right now. UCLA is pretty close too I've been talking to them a lot and getting a good sense from them. It's getting tougher and tougher now."
Gibson finished with 74 tackles, 11 sacks and two fumble recoveries last season. He was one of the top players at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp this spring.