When UCLA offered Joseph McIntosh days after its camp, some believed the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade defensive back would commit to the Bruins.
That did not happen and McIntosh said he's still taking his time, he's hearing from new schools and is not in any rush to make a commitment before his senior season.
What's happened is McIntosh's recruitment has gotten much busier since the Bruins offered. Washington State came through with an offer recently and the West Hills Chaminade standout is hearing from other Pac-12 teams as well.
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"Washington State offered a few days later," McIntosh said. "UCLA opened up everyone's eyes for me as an athlete. I'm really excited about UCLA, they're one of my top choices right now along with Boise State and Washington State. I'm going to take officials to those three schools for sure.
"After UCLA offered, Washington also messaged me. I talked to Utah after that and I also talked to Oregon State as well."
The 6-foot-2, 189-pound three-star safety is in no rush. UCLA has emerged as a favorite along with Washington State and Boise State has always been high on his list.
Next for McIntosh is to research all the schools and possibly schedule official visits but if the three-star wants to make his decision early in the season there might not be enough time to hit the road much this fall.
"I'm taking it slowly right now," McIntosh said. "I plan to make my decision at my first game. I want to look into everything major-wise and how the school could help me after football. I want to take it slowly.
"Visits depend on my football schedule. I'll be taking officials but I'm not sure when right now."