One of the top prospects at the Brothers in Arms Classic in San Diego last weekend was Ricky Liuchan, who's committed to Oregon State but is also considering at least one other trip.
Some believe Liuchan's commitment is soft but the San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills linebacker said the Beavers are definitely the favorite in his recruitment and he wanted to make a college decision so he could focus on his senior season.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker was outstanding in Mission Hills' victory on Saturday and he said a trip to Corvallis could be coming up during his bye week in early October.
"I guess I've been thinking about it for a while now," Liuchan said. "It was time for me to find a place where I think I can call home. Even though it is just a verbal, I'm going to enjoy this season, I wanted everyone to know what I'm thinking right now as far as where I'm thinking about going.
"I wanted to put that out there and enjoy the season and not have to think about anything else right now."
Liuchan said calling his commitment soft is not fair since he plans to stick with Oregon State. Still, the three-star linebacker said he wants to take an official visit to Cal sometime before signing day as well and see what else happens as things move forward.
"I can't really say it's a softer commit because I'm really looking forward to going to that school," Liuchan said. "I'll think more about that after the season."
In total, Liuchan has landed offers from Oregon State, Arizona State, Cal, Iowa State, San Diego State and Washington State.
Mission Hills' bye comes the weekend of Oct. 4.