Terrell Newby could not make it to the UCLA-Arizona game but he had a pre-game conversation with running backs coach Steve Broussard as the two continue to develop their relationship.
Then the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star running back who was recently offered by the Bruins saw them put up 66 points on Arizona in a convincing victory.
"I couldn't make it but I had a good talk with coach Broussard before the game," Newby said. "I had a tutoring session so I couldn't make it out.
"That's pretty big. It shows the offense is pretty high-powered and I can definitely see myself being in that kind of offense."
Since UCLA offered, Newby and Broussard have talked more and the Bruins are definitely more in the picture. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back said things are going well with UCLA but he doesn't plan to make a decision soon.
"We've just been trying to strengthen our relationship," Newby said.
"That's one of the things I'm basing my decision on is my relationship with the position coach. It's been getting stronger so I like it. I'm really enjoying the whole process and getting to know him better."
Since West Hills Chaminade opens its playoff run this weekend, Newby said official visits will wait until after the season. He will probably get to Washington and Oregon in the first two weeks of December, he wants to get to UCLA and a fifth one might be possible as well. Newby has already taken a trip to Nebraska.
Speaking of the Ducks, Newby also saw them put 62 points up against USC this weekend and it was another impressive performance. Newby is already comfortable with Oregon's offense so that might play a factor in his decision-making process.
"We run the same offense," Newby said. "I'm so used to it and I think I'd be able to fit in no problem and do the same things Kenjon (Barner) is doing.
"I'm so used to seeing those types of plays and see them run it's natural to me. It's pretty fun to see it. I'm used to seeing everything they do on Friday nights except they do it on Saturday."
Rivals.com rates Newby as the No. 16 running back and the No. 231 prospect in the 2013 class.