One of the top defensive backs at the recent B2G Elite Camp is close to making his decision. Bakersfield, Calif., safety Mercy Maston said he's talking things over with his family and will be prepared to make a commitment before his senior season starts.
If Maston sticks to that timetable, a pledge could come anytime over the next few weeks.
UCLA has been considered the favorite for Maston but the 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect who also stood out at the Los Angeles National Underclassmen Combine didn't want to say which of his five favorites are in the lead.
"I really can't say a timetable but I'm probably coming to a decision," Maston said.
"My family and I are going to talk about it. I can't really say what's going to go into it because it's between me and my family really."
UCLA, Arizona State, Washington State, Colorado State and San Jose State have offered Maston, who said all five programs still have a chance at landing his pledge. Arizona, San Diego State and others have shown interest.
He told Rivals.com after he picked up the Bruins' offer that UCLA was his leader but that if USC offered then the two Pac-10 programs would be tied.
But since the Trojans haven't offered yet and the summer is winding down, Maston said he wants to get his decision done. He attended the UCLA camp and was offered soon after.
One of the biggest reasons why Maston would like to get a decision done soon is so he can focus on his senior season and get to know one college coaching staff better instead of talking with multiple programs throughout the fall.
"I'll have more confidence with the coaches, I'll talk to them more, instead of every single coach recruiting me," Maston said. "I kind of want to get it out of the way."