The season is finished for Adarius Pickett but the 2014 cornerback from El Cerrito, Calif., received some good news lately as some major programs showed interest in recruiting him.
Oregon and USC were two of the powerhouses to stop by his school recently and he's definitely encouraged by what the coaches said to him and teammates Derik Calhoun and Jalen Harvey especially.
"Our season is over, we lost to Marin Catholic, but I've talked to a couple schools," Pickett said. "USC came by this week along with Boise State. Oregon was one of them, too.
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"They're showing a lot more interest. Nick Aliotti was making sure we are interested in Oregon and he said he'll be coming up and recruiting us. USC said they like me, Derik and Jalen a lot and they were talking about maybe offering. They want all of us to come to their camp in June."
Recruiting has been going well for Pickett, a 5-foot-11, 176-pound four-star prospect who already has offers from Arizona State, Cal and Utah.
He is receiving that new interest from the Pac-12 schools plus Florida State and Arkansas have reached out recently and gotten more involved. Pretty much the entire Pac-12 is showing early interest.
The season just ended but Pickett is right back to working out and getting ready for a big off-season push.
He's hoping to attend camps but first the four-star wants to finish his junior season highlight tape and send it to coaches. That could make his recruitment even busier.
"It's really encouraging and it's motivation to work harder," Pickett said. "I was just doing a lot of push-ups.
"It's all about building back up this off-season. The next plan is to make my final season highlight film and start pushing that out again."