Safety Derrick Malone of Colton, Calif., ranks as the No. 62 safety and the No. 98 player in California. With offers from Arizona State, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, UTEP, Washington and Washington State, he's definitely a wanted man.
At this stage, Malone has not added any new offers to his list, but schools like Cal, Oregon and UCLA are still very interested. He's working on an official visit date with Nebraska and thinks two other schools are sure things for trips.
"I really haven't been talking as much lately with Nebraska, but I need to call them back this week sometime," Malone said. "My mom and I have decided to try and take an official to Nebraska on Nov. 7th. I still really don't know a whole lot. I've been told a lot and seen Youtube videos of I think its called the 'Tunnel Walk' and the great tradition and atmosphere."
The others that Malone would like to visit for sure are ASU and UDub. Washington's victory over USC last weekend definitely caught Malone's attention.
"Man, that was exciting," he said. "It got me very excited and interested in a program that is obviously taking the right steps toward rebuilding. I still talk to coach (Demetrice) Martin on e-mail, and we talk on the phone as well. I still definitely plan on taking an official visit there. Jonathan Mack and I are planning on taking our visit up there at the same time. I'm also going to visit Arizona State."
Malone said he hopes his play - Colton is 1-1 on the season - can generate some new offers. One school that has indicated they could offer soon is Oregon.
"I haven't received any new offers yet, but I have been talking to Oregon a lot," Malone said. "I talk to coach (Tom) Osborne a whole lot. Oregon has always been a school that I've liked. The coaches are really truthful and the school is great as well as the facilities.
"I'd also like to be offered by an in-state school. I've lived here my whole life and it doesn't matter (staying close to home). I'd like to venture out, but I have 10 offers and none are from California. So an offer from a school like Cal or UCLA would be nice."