Sebastian Larue could not make the UCLA junior day this past weekend but he's definitely interested in the Bruins and plans to take an unofficial visit soon with fellow four-star prospect Troy Williams.
"I had a workout so I told them I'd come up another weekend with Troy Williams," Larue said. "He and I are going to go up on another weekend for a visit.
"I'm definitely interested in them. It's local for me so it's much easier for me to get up there and try to see the campus than most kids who live out of state. I can go up there with Troy and we can go see it on any day."
Larue, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound four-star wide receiver from Santa Monica, Calif., has seen his recruitment take off in recent weeks. He said UCLA is still coming after him hard just like many other top teams across the country.
So far, Larue has offers from the Bruins, Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Washington State and others.
Not visiting UCLA this past weekend was no sign of disinterest, Larue said, and he plans to get to Westwood soon with Williams, who also has an offer from the Bruins.
Larue has heard only good things about new receivers coach Eric Yarber and he wants to develop a stronger relationship with him as things move forward.
"Throughout recruiting they've been showing me a lot of interest, about as much as any other school that's been recruiting me really hard and I really like that about them," Larue said.
"I know coach Yarber has a good background and I know coach (Demetrice) Martin has a pretty good background and coach (Jim) Mora coming from the NFL that's a really good background."
Larue said he isn't hearing from many other schools yet although Notre Dame has picked up more interest in recent weeks.
In his junior season, Larue finished with 31 receptions for 554 yards and six touchdowns. Rivals.com rates him No. 141 in the early 2013 rankings.