Connor Humphreys has planned an unofficial visit to Southern California in a couple weeks and it could be an important trip.
The Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic four-star defensive end is expected to tour UCLA on April 19 and then USC the next day. Each program has offered and Humphreys said this is a preliminary trip to get a much better feel for what the Bruins and Trojans have to offer.
"I definitely want to see the campus," Humphreys said. "I've heard great things about UCLA and the coaching staff so I definitely want to meet some of the coaches and see the whole campus. I know it's a great school there so I just want to see everything.
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"I want to do that with both schools. I want to meet the coaches and see everything. That's what I plan to do in my recruiting right now and then later on this summer take more visits and spend more time down there at each school."
USC is one of the latest offers for Humphreys, a 6-foot-3, 257-pound prospect who won the defensive line MVP at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles.
The four-star had been talking with the USC coaching staff so an offer was not a complete shock but Humphreys thought it was coming a little later.
"It's huge," Humphreys said. "I was talking to the coaches before and they all said they liked my film and they wanted to get me down to visit and they'd probably offer on the visit.
"For them to offer me before I went down there it surprised me but I kind of had the idea that it was coming. It was still pretty big."
So far, Humphreys has landed offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington State, Wyoming and others. He said Mississippi State is showing more interest and he's hopeful to pick up his first SEC offer.
"I don't know how close they are to offering or if they're going to offer me but the coaches have been getting in a lot of contact with me recently," Humphreys said.
One school that hasn't reached out to Humphreys is Oregon. The Ducks are not currently recruiting the local recruit but the four-star said he hopes it picks up as his recruitment continues.
"I have not heard any word from Oregon," Humphreys said. "I have not talked to any coaches. I know one of my high school coaches played at Oregon and he's put in good word with them for me but I still haven't heard any word from Oregon.
"I know they do recruit the Northwest kids late. I don't know if they're going to get on me at that time or if they're going to wait longer but I haven't heard anything from them."