With all the ambiguity that is surrounding the coaching situation at UCLA it only stands to reason that other D-I schools are "softly" recruiting some UCLA's outstanding committed prospects.
UCLA four-star cornerback pledge Aaron Hester (6-0, 180, 4.4) from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez has been recruited by many schools since he committed to UCLA back in March so obviously Hester is still being recruited by other colleges.
For good reason, Dominguez defensive back coach, Martin French, told Rivals.com that Hester has the potential to be the best corner to ever come out of Dominguez and that is saying something.
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Hester was scheduled to visit Washington last weekend, but he canceled.
"I didn't end up going because I wouldn't have had the time to spend with them," Hester said. "I also want to concentrate on the rest of my senior season.
Right now Hester and Dominguez are getting ready for the second round of the CIF playoffs. They knocked off Palmdale (Calif.) Highland in convincing fashion 49-10.
Hester ended up with two pass knockdowns and five tackles. He didn't play much offense because Dominguez predominately ran the football.
Highland only threw the ball four times to the man Hester was guarding and he did not give up a completion.
"I will reschedule my Washington visit for after the season," Hester said. "Oregon wants me to trip there, but I haven't set up anything yet with them.
"UCLA is still my number one school," Hester said. "I talk to Coach DeWayne Walker and Coach Eric Scott all the time.
"E Scott (UCLA wide receiver coach Eric Scott) discovered me," Hester said. "If everything works out at UCLA, that's where I'll play.
Hester has been invited to play in the offense/defense All-American Game in Miami.
The US Army Game has also been showing some interest, but it looks like Hester is headed to Miami for the offense/defense game, plus he has family in Miami.