San Diego State has offered Derek Babiash and the Poway, Calif., cornerback recently took an unofficial visit to check out the campus and meet with the coaching staff.
Things went well and Babiash is definitely interested in the Aztecs but it's still far too early for the local prospect to make any decisions.
"I think it was last week one of their coaches called my coach about me and said they were interested," Babiash said. "My coach said I should go out to a practice so I went out to one, looked at the campus and things like that.
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"I liked it. The practice was intense and I thought that was cool. That's how I like our practices in high school. I like the coaches there. They were tough but they were trying to instruct the kids when they were yelling so it wasn't like meaningless yelling."
Babiash, who has been talking to assistant coach Kevin McGarry, has offers from San Diego State, Oregon State and Washington State.
The Poway standout recently visited UCLA for junior day and was thoroughly impressed with the new Bruins' coaching staff. In the past, Babiash said UCLA was a leading contender but now no team is ahead.
Staying close to home is not a major factor in his decision-making process, either, but with some local schools sending offers and others staying involved it could be a consideration moving forward.
"It's not really a big deal to me staying close to home but being in San Diego is cool because it's right on the beach and it has good weather," Babiash said.
Babiash said he plans to visit Oregon State in early April for junior day. Oregon is also starting to show more interest and he's looking to hear more from the Ducks.