Interest picks up for Pickett

Adarius Pickett and his El Cerrito, Calif., team are playing well to start the season and the junior cornerback is already hearing from more schools.
Utah is the first offer for Pickett and now Oregon, UCLA, Cal and Boise State have all reached out in recent days. It's exciting for the 2014 prospect who said he's hopeful more offers could be on the way.
"They have been in contact the last few days," Pickett said. "It's really exciting right now and I have to keep playing well. I'm really happy with more schools coming around in my recruitment and it seems things are skyrocketing right now.
"Everybody is sticking out right now. I'm happy to hear from everybody."
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound recruit finished with 11 tackles and a forced fumble in El Cerrito's 44-7 victory over Newark (Calif.) Memorial this past weekend. His team won the opener, 62-7 against San Lorenzo, Calif.
"I've been playing pretty well," Pickett said.
The offer from Utah came as a surprise to Pickett this spring and since that time he's been researching the program to see if it's something he would consider.
Pickett hopes to take an unofficial visit later this season so he can get a better gauge on the Utah program and get to see the campus heading into his senior year.
."I would like to see what I can do," Pickett said. "As the season goes on I'm trying to take a visit out there to see what they can offer."
Another school to watch is Stanford since the 2014 standout earned defensive back MVP honors at its camp this summer. Pickett said he likes Stanford a lot but the Cardinal has not offered yet.