Austin Maihen had a strong showing at the recent UCLA camp and he's hoping that an offer might be close.
The three-star lineman from Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic is not getting his hopes up yet and he's willing to remain patient but UCLA is showing some interest and he's especially encouraged after doing so well at the camp last week.
"I thought it went really well," Maihen said. "It was fun to compete with everybody. I had a few friends I saw from last year so it was good to see them again.
"I thought I did pretty well. There were only a few reps where I did something wrong. When I did something wrong coach (Adrian) Klemm was there to correct it so he helped a lot and it was good to get out there and get in a good day's work."
The UCLA coaches have explained the offensive line recruiting situation to Maihen, a 6-foot-5, 288-pound three-star, and he said things could pick up in the coming months. He's hopeful to stay on the radar as his senior season approaches.
"They just said they have three spots open and it could open to five so I'm just waiting for that," Maihen said. "I'm just going to keep in contact with coach Klemm and I guess we'll just see what happens over the next few months."
So far, the Santa Margarita recruit has three offers. One especially stands out at this point but it's clear an offer from any Pac-12 school would go a long way with him.
"I have offers from San Diego State, Northern Arizona and the University of San Diego so I'm definitely going to look more into San Diego State," Maihen said.
"That's one of my top schools and then Stanford and any Pac-12 school I would look at, too. I'm really just looking around everywhere right now."