The union between Joseph McIntosh and UCLA, a commitment that has stood since early August, could be coming to an end as the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade defensive back will consider other options.
The parting of the ways gives Washington a chance to get involved very seriously. Boise State was the other favorite for McIntosh earlier in his recruitment and now that coach Chris Petersen has moved to the Huskies, they could be a serious contender.
"That's why they offered me," McIntosh said of Washington. "He's still interested in trying to get me. He's a good coach and that's a good school."
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Minnesota and Washington State are the two other programs being considered by McIntosh, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who shined at the UCLA camp this summer.
Shortly after that performance, the Bruins decided to offer and he committed. But there has been some separation on both sides recently so McIntosh has figured he should look at some other programs as signing day gets closer.
"I'm a soft commit since I opened up my recruiting," McIntosh said. "I'm just looking through all my options right now to see where the best fit for me would be."
The main focus remains on the field. West Hills Chaminade has defeated Gardena Serra and Newhall Hart - the two teams it had lost to earlier in the season - to advance to the state bowl championship this weekend.
One final game for McIntosh and while on Sunday night he didn't know much about the opponent, it's sure that this week a lot of preparations will be made.
"I know we play Enterprise, I know they're undefeated but we haven't watched film on them yet," McIntosh said. "I'm planning for visits after this game."