Brad Kaaya had just won a state championship. He was briskly walking off the field, into the tunnel and he was barraged by reporters asking about the game, the victory and his future.
The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star quarterback had a fantastic showing in his team's win over Redding (Calif.) Enterprise and really didn't want to talk about his recruitment.
He remains committed to Miami but UCLA is making a serious push for his recruitment and Kaaya admitted he has a lot of considerations to make in the coming weeks.
"We'll see," Kaaya said.
"Right now I'm just going to take this win in and I have the All-American game coming up in two weeks. I'll do that and I have some thinking to do after that."
Kaaya, rated as the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the 2014 class by Rivals.com, has been committed to the Hurricanes since mid-May.
He has taken a trip to Miami and recently had an in-home visit with offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach James Coley that reportedly went well.
There is no question that Kaaya thoroughly respects the Miami program especially since those coaches offered early and have stuck with him throughout the process.
However, UCLA has made a serious push for him in recent months and coach Jim Mora has spent a lot of time trying to convince Kaaya that the Bruins are the right team for him.
Nothing has changed yet but Kaaya has a lot to think about soon.
"They came in early with an early offer," Kaaya said of Miami. "It's a good situation for me. The academics are really good. They offer all the things I'm looking for.
"(UCLA is recruiting me) pretty hard. Coach Mora has been talking to me a lot."